I saw this farm in morning snow not far from my home and due to a convenient side road, was able to park on the side and do a number of sketches and studies. Later back at the studio, I chose a large canvas and drew out the composition in pencil. Usually I start at the top of the painting then work down and forward but after putting in the sky, I became so interested in the silos and other farm buildings that I just had to paint them next. After working on the mid-ground area for awhile, I decided to finish the foreground so I added the snow with the long shadows cast from the tall trees just out of the picture on the left. Next I'll work on the background and finish up with some of the final details around the farm.
I am an artist living and working near Washington DC in the USA. I was born in the UK but have lived abroad most of my life. I paint mostly landscapes and birds but have many interests so you never know what will turn up. Most of the paintings shown here are for sale so please contact me at jeremypearse (at) gmail.com if interested. Thanks for visiting!