Winter is not the typical time of year that painters head out to do landscape painting. Anyone who has tried would probably be quick to tell you that it is difficult to paint with cold hands.
However, winter time provides beautiful motifs for painting. All colors are more subdued with a more or less monochromatic haze.
Here is a group of exquisite winter landscapes that should inspire and encourage you to head out and brave the cold!
Winter Landscapes by Edwin Dickinson
Edwin Dickinson was an American painter much admired by both abstract expressionists and observational painters.
The artist Jack Tworkov once declared “Edwin Dickinson was the greatest painter America has produced – in any century.” Many of his paintings were done in one sitting, as the three paintings of his, displayed here.
Notice how the environment has a hazy sense to it that produces the feeling of a chill in the air. You can’t see obvious snow flakes being painted but you can imagine that it might be snowing. A good reminder to us, that less defining details can be extremely effective.
Winter Landscapes by Pieter Bruegel the elder
Pieter Bruegel the elder is considered one of the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting. He is best known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. However, he also painted the winter landscape painting above and directly below!
Winter Landscape by Claude Monet
This piece is perhaps atypical to what you usually think of when you think of Claude Monet. He painted it during the winter of 1868 -1869 in Normandy.
Winter Landscapes by E.M. Saniga
E.M. Saniga is an American painter who presents a naturalistic yet mysterious vision of reality. Below are two Winter landscapes made by the painter.