I greatly enjoy winter, especially when it snows. Lately I've been looking at paintings of snow and noticing how the masters were able to convey so well the quality of winter light. I wish that where I live looked like this right now, seeing as it's December...
Vilhelm von Gerfelt, Winter Picture With Cabin at River, 18th - 19 century, Wikimedia Commons
But alas, it looks more like a late autumn day where I live, like in this painting, which captures the quality of autumn light so perfectly.
Alfred Sisley, Die Klienen Fleisen Im Frühling, 1880, Wikimedia Commons
Monet did an excellent job of capturing winter light in this painting. He didn't just paint pretty scenes of water lilies.
Claude Monet, Snow Scene At Argenteuil, 1875, Wikimedia Commons
Caspar David Friedrich, Monastery Burial-Ground Under Snow, 1818, Wikimedia Commons
On that gloomy note, I'm off to make supper and relish the fact that I don't have any homework to do.