"Snowfall" is the only finger painting I've made in five years that was touched with a brush. This makes it special. Before this painting was a snowy forest scene, it was a weeping willow in the spring. However, the composition felt too green and too flat. I didn't feel like I could step into it. The painting rested in my studio for months, taunting me until finally I realized that I could paint snow into it. With a flat brush, I added snow into the negative space between trees, trees that didn't originally exist in the willow composition. Where you see tree trunks is what used to be a mixture of weeping willow leaves and a hillside. In fact, if you blur your eyes, you can even see the thick trunk of the willow taking up the right third of the painting. Normally I cannot save paintings, but in this single lucky case I was able to transform a spring willow into a wintery forest of aspens. I am very pleased. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.
- Iris Scott