Winter is one of my favorite times to paint. Is it because of the cold that we are cooped up inside looking for something to do? I think there is something about a fresh blanket of snow that almost creates a blank canvas just waiting to be filled. The grey and gloom of a winter storm can change to a sparkling crystal world with just a little sunshine—it’s a magical transformation. A few animal tracks making a path through a fresh blanket of snow truly make it a winter wonderland.
Many artists have tried to convey winter in their paintings. It’s not easy. The artists below, I think, have captured winter’s feel. I hope they inspire you to paint your own magical winter landscape!