Log cabin

This seems to be the winter for painting scenes again and again. The scenes that are close to home that I spot while skiing or walking the dog, like the stream in Angell Woods, or this log cabin at the Morgan Arboretum. You might never look twice at it during the summer because it would be shaded and half hidden under the trees. But in the winter, on a sunny day, after an overnight snowfall, it’s a beacon in the woods. Painted wet-in-wet on Arches rough bright white paper, 140 lb bright.

16 Comments on “Log cabin”

  1. beth says:

    How beautiful


  2. Donna Thibodeau says:

    Does wet in wet mean you wet the area you are working on in the background or the whole sheet? I see lots of hard edges too.


    • Donna, I wet the whole sheet, front and back. Then I roll a dry towel on it so it’s basically damp paper. As it dries, the edges get harder as I paint but at first they are quite soft.


      • Donna Thibodeau says:

        Thanks. That would not work well in a sketchbook. I have wet skies and the paper takes a while to dry and flatten. This was done on loose watercolor paper. In fact I see now that you said it was Arches.


  3. Irene Miller says:

    Thank you Shari for this. It is so beautiful in Winter while I am used to running to Florida, I now appreciate what we have in our home town!


  4. Laura Kate says:

    Lovely. The colorful shadows on the snow are evocative.


  5. Meredith Bohne says:

    Very lovely snow scene. Meredith


  6. Judy Sopher says:

    Lovely. The shadows and house set in the back really set a mood. You are a master of shadows and snow scenes.


  7. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Afternoon dear friend Shari,

    Very beautiful composition with excellent color blending. It is really appreciative for not ignoring those shadows too.
    Regards and blessings,


  8. Betty says:

    Beautiful painting. Amazing how the white snow shines in the painting.


  9. Bernadette says:

    Beautifully done! It’s so good to see the warmth of the sun in this image. Is it just the contrasting surroundings colors that makes the whites so strikingly awesome? Is there any tint of color in any of the whites?


  10. Bernadette says:

    Ahhhh, I overlooked your description of using Arches bright white paper! The whites are perfect and look as though reflecting the sun. Very nice!


  11. Great to see this little cabin that stands out so well in the snow. Well done!!! I like the process you explained to Donna above.


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