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Hunters In The Snow


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Hunters In The Snow
painting of a man enjoying painting by Pieter Bruegel

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
free shipping

My figure is enjoying Hunters In The Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The painting from 1565 shows a wintry scene in which three hunters are returning from an expedition accompanied by their dogs. This Northern Renaissance work is one of a series of works, five of which still survive, that depict different times of the year.

The overall visual impression is one of a calm, cold, overcast day; the colors are
muted whites and grays, the trees are bare of leaves, and wood smoke hangs in the air. Several adults and a child prepare food at an inn with an outside fire.
Of interest are the jagged mountain peaks which do not exist in Belgium or Holland.

I create small studies like Hunters In The Snow in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. Price includes shipping and handling. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to frame.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma