Friday, February 6, 2009


Call me naïve…

I thought everyone loved snow.
However, when I asked several of my favorite artists to send me a few of their winter scenes to post, I found out otherwise.

Upstate New York artist Ruth Welter is surrounded by so much snow that it fails to inspire her.

“It snows a lot here, but I've never painted any snow,” says Ruth. “Actually, I hate winter. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons.”

Living in Southern California, Erin Houghton doesn’t paint snow, either. "It's not something I see frequently!"

Donna Longenecker does paint snow. Originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, she and her husband moved south and now reside in sunny North Carolina.

Although she professes to enjoy sunshine, gardening, and taking walks with her two dachshunds Otis and Riley, Donna looks forward to snow and runs out to take photos when it appears.
Donna also paints the snow in her garden.

and when it quickly vanishes, she paints her fun-loving pups!

And, while we're talking about pups. Yesterday was my pup's birthday (yes, those are his baby pictures at the beginning of this post. He's the pup in the middle -- one of six!)


All that partying wears a guy out!


Ruth Welter said...

Hi Barbara...first of all, happy birthday to Belgium!!!

Very sweet of you to post my painting and it is so true, I'm just not into the winter....I'm all about what blooms, whether in our outside of the house.

You've also shown some of my favorite artist's in this post...such beautiful work that they do!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Happy Birthday Belgium! sigh...the cutest then, and now. My Beau says "woof" too, he just turned 14.

So happy to see you included Erin's painting, not only is so so talented, she is just a doll in person. So very nice. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Belgium! Such beautiful paintings you have showed us today, and thank you for the links, I do not know of these Artists and judging from your post it looks like I've been missing out BIG TIME! off to take a peek :) xoxo Have a great weekend B ~

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Isn't he precious!!!!

M ^..^

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Barbara,

Happy Birthday to your dear Belgium.

Thank you for posting my painting on your blog - I could not be in better company as you have shown some of my very favorite artists and new blog friends.

"I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers" Claude Monet - his quote sums up how I feel about painting my beloved flowers.
Have a lovely week.

Miss Sandy said...

Fun post and love the art! I love snow but we seldom get it. We get ice mostly.

Happy Birthday to your darling dog, such a sweet companion. Have a wonderful day!

Donna said...

Hi Barbara,
Happy Birthday to Belgium! What a sweetie!

And I want to thank you for posting my paintings and snow photo. It's so nice to be included in the company of two of my other favorite artists! Thank you for doing the feature...lots of great artwork!


Kathryn Bechen said...

Loved this post! Those puppies are adorable.