“Evening’s Gift,” by Michael Godfrey, oil, 30 x 30 in. Courtesy McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Several top plein air painters are currently presenting a selection of their winter landscape paintings at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, until February 17. Find out whose work is included in the display .

Only intrepid painters venture outside in the winter months. It is not just the challenge of the temperature and the wind, it is also more difficult to spread paint on the canvas. In the summer oil paint spreads like butter, in the winter, like molasses. But painters who are up to the challenge find a special beauty in painting the snow. The quality of the light in winter can be magical, glistening off the snow surface. The atmosphere can be crisp and clear or hazy, with the moisture in the air taking on the colors of the sun.

“Sunset Boreal,” by Scott Lloyd Anderson, oil, 15 x 20 in. Courtesy McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Nine artists who excel at dealing with those challenges are presenting their winter landscape paintings at the McBride Gallery in Maryland. The artists include Scott Lloyd Anderson, Michael Godfrey, Barb Kiwak, John Ebersberger, Bruce Handford, Ray Heus, Lee Boynton, Lisa Mitchell, and Terry Miller. The exhibition, titled “Winter’s Splendor,” will remain on view until February 17, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.mcbridegallery.com/showsched.html


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