By Martina Sestakova
Members of Montgomery Art Association come from all walks of life and their artworks and creative processes reflect this wonderful variety. In this blog, we invite you to enjoy a selection of pieces that explore the beauty of winter with its sights and activities. Scroll down to enjoy a lovely array of ideas!
Amanda Spaid, "Rockville Roost" (Colored Pencils on Wood, 18" x 24"). Every winter for at least the last 40 years millions of crows gather near Rockville Pike and Montrose Road, making for a spectacular sight at sunrise and sunset.
Judith Levine, "Circus Pony" (Watercolor on Fabriano 140lb Cold Press, 3 x 4"). This relates to a winter activity for me. I have been entering the Strathmore Miniature Show and this was one of my first accepted entries. It's called "Circus Pony" and the dance, Maria Kouppari, who is depicted, is a close friend.
Jamie Downs, "Winter Rush" (Mixed Media, 18.5 x 26"). This was during a big snow storm 5 or 6 years ago. A bunch of crows were determined to be on my snowy bird feeder at the same time.
Paige Friedeman, “Casselman River Bridge” (Digital Painting). This piece was based on a beautiful photograph by a Maryland nature lover & photographer Thelma Beachy Lanteigne from whom I got permission to do my artistic interpretation.
Rosemary Behizadeh Yue (Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20"). A friend posted a picture of her road as she was snowed in. I loved the photo and the painting is now on her walls.
John Mac Arthur, “Snowy BNB Detroit” (Acrylic, 8 x 10"). This is a friend's first winter after opening a BNB in Detroit. They moved from Florida. First snow experienced.
Marti Wells, "Little explorer" (Watercolor, 14 x 16"). My little grandson exploring the great beyond.
Heather Pattee Medrano, "Colorado Cabin" (Oil Stain on Beetle Kill Pine, 8 x 16"). This was a commission of 6 pieces for an owner of an all year Christmas shop in Colorado. I was given 6 pieces of Colorado beetle kill lumber and instructions for each piece. The lumber itself to me is the beauty.
Cecilia Tobler, “Esta Nievando” (Acrylic on Canvas, 371/2 x 371/2). Snowing in the village. Nothing like waking up to fresh pure powdery snow.
Maria-Elena Lazarte, "Snowing" (Oil on Canvas, 12 x 9"). Plein air painting during a snowing day in January 2021.
Freddi Batt Weiner, "White Birch Trees in Winter" (Acrylic, 16 x 20"). February 2021.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the artworks of our members! Be sure to check out our other blogs as we celebrate the unique artworks of local Montgomery County artists.