Snow is magic. It simplifies and makes space visible. It fills new space with strange pastels. It outlins edges with unexpected whites. It makes the world new again.
 
 

Snow
Martha Hayden Snow oil on linen
Red House in Winter
2018
oil on linen
20 x 24
w/ frame: 22 x 26
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Red House in Winter

Artist’s Note:  This is a view, done from my studio window. Snow is both positive and negative, and is difficult to paint because it is whiter than the white of the canvas. The only way to get the illusion of more whiteness is  to provide enough contrast. The two trees, the red house, and the pale distance provide that comparison.

 

 
Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Prairie Street
2020
gouache
9 x 12, unframed
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Blue shadows are almost a cliche, but in this painting they emphasize the brightness and the coldness of this day.
Martha Hayden Snow acrylic on linen
First Avenue, Snow Day
2017
acrylic on linen
11 x 14
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Here in this view of First Avenue in New York, the snow is coming down, obcuring and blowing.This small canvas is one of my favorite snow pictures. I could not go to my studio in this storm, so I painted from the living room window on a small canvas that my daughter provided.
Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Red Tower House
2020
gouache
11 x 15, unframed
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Cold, but bright. Even the red feels cold.
Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Sold DotRed Tower House
2020
gouache
12 x 9, unframed
Martha Hayden Snow gouache
The Pump
2020
gouache
9 x 12 inches, unframed
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Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Backyard, Mortoki, January
2020
gouache
9 x 12, unframed
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The wind is blowing, and the snow is coming down, Horizontal marks make trees, contrasting with vertical marks which make fence.
Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Montana Trees
2015
gouache
15 x 11, unframed
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Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Trees, Montana Snow
2015
gouache
15 x 11, unframed
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Martha Hayden Snow acrylic on canvas
East Second Street, Snow
2016
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24
w/ frame: 30.5 x 24.5
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Second Avenue looking east from my studio. This is a large painting with very simplified shapes.
Martha Hayden Snow acrylic
Second Street Snow
2016
acrylic
16 x 20
w/ frame: 17.5 x 21.5
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A Snow Painting from New York. Snow is very beautiful to look at; everything is clean and the colors fade out in aerial perspective. The snow fills the space and shows the volume that it occupies.

 
Martha Hayden Snow oil on linen
Winter Mill
oil on linen
44 x 44 inches
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I was intrigued by the snow plows parked near the bridge. They seemed like giant shells
Martha Hayden Snow acrylic
The Snow Plows
acrylic
22 x 28
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Here is one of those wonderful shell shaped snow plows, yellow against the blud of the background bridge.
Martha Hayden Snow acrylic
Snow, Astproa
acrylic
22 x 24
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Here, in this view of Astoria (NYC) snow fills the air and simplifies the shape. It makes its volume visable.
Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Snow Sheds
2020
gouache
9 x 12, unframed
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Two sheds, covered in snow and backlit by the late afternoon sun about to set.
Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Trees, Montana Snow
2015
gouache
11 x 15, unframed
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Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Montana Snow
2015
gouache
11 x 15, unframed
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Martha Hayden Snow gouache
Montana Snow
2015
gouache
11 x 15, unframed
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Martha Hayden Snow ink and watercolor
Icy Straight Point
2019
ink and watercolor
5 x 8, unframed
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This is Alaska, a quick pen and ink sketch of cold water and snowy mountain.
Martha Hayden Snow acrylic
June Snow, Montana
acrylic
22 x 24
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This was a wet and unexpected snow in June. A lush green the day before is now all shades of white.