Cross Hill Road - Winter Morning - plein air watercolor landscape by Tony ConnerJanuary 25, 2014 – “Cross Hill Road – Winter Morning”, 7″ x 10″, matted to 11″ x 14″

Out on a bright, clear and cold morning when I set up to paint “du siège avant” again.

This farm is located on at the intersection of two roads that have four names – the names change at the intersection.  The farm itself is located on a portion of the road named Cross Hill Road.  I’ve painted it several times before from different points of view – one of those paintings can be seen here.

Bright sunlight can make it seem warmer than it really is.  Such was the case on this morning. With the temperature at -4 degrees.  The main attraction for me in this scene was the sunlight, shade and shadows on the large, simple shapes.  While painting a winter landscape has it’s challenges – large areas of snow cover are a help to the artist who is struggling to simplify shapes and values.

The original painting is approx. 7 1/2″ x 11″ and is mounted and matted to 11″ x 14″, for easy, low-cost framing.  Shipping is  $6.95 to any address in the U. S.

This painting is in a private collection.