Capturing the Magic of Winter: A Mixed-Media Artwork Inspired by Vancouver's Snowy Landscapes
Today I'd like to share one of my latest pieces, titled "Winter Walk". This mixed-media piece measures 5.8 inches x 8.3 inches. I used primarily white, black, green, light blue, and brown colors for the piece. It's a combination of pencil and acrylic paint.
For this artwork, I drew inspiration from my experiences living in Vancouver, British Columbia, during the Canadian winter. Here, I spent a few winters exploring the natural beauty of the region, which often inspires my work. I have always been drawn to the magic of winter and the beauty that comes with it. The way snowflakes fall and flies through the air, the sound of fresh snow crunching under my boots, and the crispness of the air always leave me feeling invigorated and inspired.
I remember one particular snow day in Vancouver that inspired this piece. It was an early morning in January. The snowfall was so heavy that everything was blanketed in white, creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere. The city was quiet. The trees, rooftops, and streets were covered in snow, and the soft glow of streetlights made the scene even more ethereal.
I spent the day morning around, taking in the breathtaking scenery and taking pictures to capture the moment. I knew I wanted something that would capture the feeling of this magical morning. I wanted to convey the beauty of the winter landscape while also capturing the stillness and tranquility of the moment.
"Winter Walk" reflects the beauty and serenity of that early morning in Vancouver and the magic of winter. The interplay of light and shadow, the specific details, and the simple color palette all work together to create a sense of peace and calm that I hope people will feel when they look at it.
"Winter Walk" is an artwork that represents my love for winter and the beauty that surrounds us. I hope that it inspires you too. Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey with this piece. If you're interested in seeing more of my work, feel free to check out my portfolio.
About the artist:
Liv Hansen is a Danish-British fine artist and actress with experience living and working in diverse cultural environments such as Los Angeles, London, and Vancouver. Her art reflects a deep passion for creativity, storytelling, and the human condition, often drawing inspiration from her travels and personal experiences. With her recognizable and distinctive style, Liv's artworks capture the essence of both contemporary life and the days of the past, often centered around the beauty of the world around us. Liv is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.