8 Winter Painting Ideas that Will Inspire You

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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 below were.

Edwin Dickinson, Parker’s Cliffs

Edwin Dickinson, Sheldrake Winter
Edwin Dickinson, White Winter, 1915, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, Private collection, New York

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. In addition, he painted the two winter landscapes below!

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hunters In The Snow
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Winter Landscape with Skaters and Bird Trap

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.

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Claude Monet, The Magpie

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.

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E.M. Saniga, A Sycamore and a Little Cedar
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E.M. Saniga, Blood Trail

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