Snowy Landscapes In Art And Illustration

Like the various underwater scenes, snow can be many colours other than white. The colour of snow depends on the colour of the sky, the ambient light. Pastel pinks and blues are common, but as you’ll see below, snow can also be quite brightly coloured and the viewer still reads it as snow.

‘Windover in Winter, Alciston, East Sussex, January’, Frank Wootton, oil on canvas, 1945
Albert Benois (Russian, 1852-1936) Winter Landscape with Birches, 1913
Charles Warren Eaton (American, 1857 – 1937) Early morning, winter
Eyvind Earle
Stanisław Witkiewicz (Polish, 1851-1915) Forest c.1892
Andrey Andreevich Mylnikov. February, 1978
Konstantin Korovin. Last Snow, 1870
Winter at Montfoucault 1875 – Camille Pissarro
Isaac Levitan. Early Spring, 1898, oil on canvas
Georg von Rosen (Swedish painter, 1843-1923) Snow Laden Pines, 1911
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 –1931, Finnish) Winter Landscape 1908
Pekka Halonen (Finnish, 1865-1933) Winter Landscape, 1908
Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) was a Swedish-Finnish painter
Thorvald Niss (Danish, 1842-1905) Winter landscape of forests near Hillerød
Semyon Platonov (Russian, 1860-1925) Winter Landscape
Driving Snow (c1907) an archetypal work by Joseph Farquharson, Edinburgh-born painter
Harry Epworth Allen, Derbyshire Fells
Joseph Farquharson (Scottish, 1846-1935) Winter Landscape With Fox Hunting Birds
St James’s Park, London’, Thomas Frederick Mason Sheard, oil on canvas, before 1921
Władysław Jarocki (Podhajczyki, 1875 – Kraków, 1965) Landscape of the Podhale region
Anders Andersen-Lundby (1841-1923, Denmark) Deer In A Snow-Covered Landscape
Anders Andersen-Lundby (1841–1923) Forest in winter, 1882
Dirk Smorenberg (Dutch, 1883-1960) The Loosdrechtse Plassen In winter
‘Rime’, Gustaf Fjaestad, oil on canvas, 1920
Helmer Osslund (1866-1938) The big sea fall in winter wind
Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) Senzoku Pond In The Snow
Ernst Einer, The Allegory of the Faith, 1670
Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov (Russian-German, 1876-1945) Winter View Through The Window, post-Impressionist
Ivan Fedorovich Choultse (Russian, 1874-1939) Winter Landscape In Sunlight 1903
Edith Blackwell Holden (1871-1920 UK). The Seasons (winter)
Ernst Eitner (Germany, 1867 – 1955) Snow Covered
‘Winter Landscape’ Date unknown Stanley Roy Badwin (1906 – 1989) British painter and etcher also Ladybird book illustrations
Hans Andersen Brendekilde (Danish, 1857 – 1942)
Nikolai Efimovich Timkov (1912 – 1993, Russian Soviet landscape painter) Russian Winter
Frank Johnston (1888-1949) Reflections
Frozen Lake’, Gustaf Fjaestad, oil on canvas, 1929
Snow in the Garden by Shirley Hughes
Johann Young Blood. Germany (1860 – 1912) Evening mood over a village street
‘Glowed with Tints of Evening’s Fire’, Joseph Farquason, oil on canvas, 1911
Louis Apol (1850-1936, Dutch) A Snowy Landscape At Sunset
Casper David Friedrich (1774 – 1840) Winter Landscape 1811
Nikolay Dubovskoy (1859 – 1918) A winter evening, 1895
Art Riley (1911-1998) 1950s ‘Christmas in Bugville’ for Ideals magazine
Ivan Choultsé (Russian,1877-1932) Snowy Sunset (detail), 1923
‘When the West with Evening Glows’, Joseph Farquharso, oil on canvas, 1901
Vilhelm Kyhn (Danish, 1819–1903) Winter Landscape
Vilhelm Kyhn (Danish, 1819–1903) A Winter’s Evening by a Danish Fiord, 1875
Winter Scene by Stepan Feodorovich Kolesnikov (1879-1955)
Tree in Winter’, William Rothenstein, oil on canvas, 1916
Friedrich Beck (Austrian, 1873 – 1921) Winter Landscape, 1909. Pastel chalk on paper
Felicitas Kuhn, Christmastime in Pixieland – back cover, Story by Dennis Burley, 1970
1978 picture-book presentation of Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ illustrations by Susan Jeffers
Winter by Theodor Kittelsen
Winter woods illustration by Elmer Jacobs from the book Parade of Stories, 1965
Winter Landscape Sophus Jacobsen (1833-1912) was a Norwegian painter
Charles Tunnicliffe illustration for What to Look for in Winter’ 1959 Ladybird books
Toshi Yoshida (Japan, 1911-1995)
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 – 1890) The parsonage garden in the snow, January 1885, Nuenen
‘Winter Landscape with Rising Moon’ Adolf Kaufmann, oil on canvas, before 1916
Charles Tunnicliffe illustration for What to Look for in Winter’ 1959 Ladybird books
‘Sunset, Winter’, Louis Remy Mignot, oil on canvas, 1862
George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) Cleveland Ohio, Wastelands (Winter) 1940
The American Legion Weekly Magazine January 12, 1923


Is snow still white at night? Here’s your answer…

‘Evening Atmosphere’, Waldemar Fink, oil on canvas, 1912
‘Women on a Snowy Hillside’, Stepan Feodorovich Kolesnikov (1879-1955), gouache
‘Winter Scene in Moonlight’ Henry Farrer, watercolour, 1869
‘Winter Moonrise, Yorkshire’, Algernon Cecil Newton, oil on canvas, 1945
‘Winter in Eerbeek’, Jan Mankes, oil on canvas, 1917
‘Winter Bonsai’, Eyvind Earle, seriograph, 1982
Joan Walsh Anglund ‘Country Cat’
Tsuchiya Koitsu Snow at Maruyama,Kyoto 1936
Valerius De Saedeleer (Belgian, 1867 – 1941)
Valerius De Saedeleer (Belgian, 1867 – 1941)
William Samuel Schwartz (Belarusian, 1896-1977) Winter Evening 1924
Paul Gauguin Garden under Snow,1879
Walter King Stone (1875-1949)
Art Riley (1911-1998) 1940s Christmas card illustration 2

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Now his beloved uncle has died. An intensifying fear manifests as health anxiety, with night terrors from a half-remembered early childhood event. To assuage the loneliness, Sam embarks on a Personal Happiness Project:

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