Snow Days: 8 Landscapes Celebrating Snowy Scenes

Nothing strikes joy in the hearts of young children and intrepid plein air painters like the call for a snow day. Here, several artists braved the elements to give us their responses to the snowy landscape.

Painting outdoors in winter - Jim Rehak landscape
Jim Rehak, “Winter Holly,” 2019, oil, 12 x 16 in., Private collection, Plein air
Painting outdoors in winter - Ellen Howard plein air landscape
Ellen Howard, “First Glimpse of Snow, Tuolumne Meadows,” 2021, oil, 9 x 12 in., Collection the artist, Plein air
Painting outdoors in winter - Farley Lewis plein air landscape
Farley Lewis, “Footbridge,” 2020, acrylic, 12 x 16 in., Private collection, Plein air
Painting outdoors in winter - Jill Banks plein air landscape
Jill Banks, “Day on the Slopes,” 2021, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air
Jill Basham, "Majestic," 2018, oil, 14 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air
Jill Basham, “Majestic,” 2018, oil, 14 x 12 in., Private collection, Plein air
Jacalyn Beam, "Packed," 2021, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air
Jacalyn Beam, “Packed,” 2021, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air
Theresa Grillo Laird, "A Wet Snow," 2019, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air
Theresa Grillo Laird, “A Wet Snow,” 2019, oil, 12 x 16 in., Available from artist, Plein air
Scott Hamill, "Winter Light," 2020, oil, 12 x 12 in., Studio from plein air, Private collection
Scott Hamill, “Winter Light,” 2020, oil, 12 x 12 in., Studio from plein air, Private collection

Bonus! Watch Poppy Balser* paint “The Deer Blind” on location:

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Poppy Balser is on the faculty of the Plein Air Convention & Expo, May 17-21, 2022 in Santa Fe, New Mexico – join us there! Learn more at PleinAirConvention.com.


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