Oil on Canvas 30 x 4Ocm (12 x 16in)
Snow is much in the news this week -- Washington up to its waist in it; much of the U.K. ditto. Well, it snows in Paris too, but not as much. This exercise in 'Snow Pointilisme' came partly from a false memory syndrome: I thought I recalled the great Impressionists -- Monet, Sisley especially -- having painted snow when it was falling; but I was wrong. They wisely waited till the snow was on the ground (cf. Sisley's 'Road at Louveciennes,' and Monet's 'La Pie,' that wonderfully lit snowed-in gate with the magpie perched on it). No, it's not easy and quite time consuming making all these snowflakes, and all equidistant from each other!