New Amish Painting: First Snow At Dawn

I finally finished this piece! I have been working so hard at this and I am so happy with the way it turned out.  I never thought I could actually paint a horse and make him look realistic, but I think I accomplished that here.

When I first drew this out, I was imagining two amish children bringing their horse into the barn in the early hours of the brisk, morning. They are about to go inside, when something startles them, and as they turn to look around, it happens!   The snow starts falling! The First Snow at Dawn.

I really hope you enjoy this one. It’s like the painting is telling it’s own story.


First Snow At Dawn


5 comments on “New Amish Painting: First Snow At Dawn

  1. […] FIRST SNOW AT DAWN:  This is the latest finished painting by Rhode-Island artist Cheryl McNulty.  It depicts an Amish winter scene of a girl, boy, and a horse….and you can really “feel” the winter chill in the photo.  I really like it.  I’ve been to Amish farms on frigid, snowy winter mornings and it’s very….rustic…the cold can bowl you over….and I just think this portrait captures this.  Click here to see the finished painting. […]

  2. Helen Christensen says:

    I love that painting. Looks like the first snow of the season.

  3. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    I love your picture! I live in northwest CT so I’ve seen a lot of first snows. I remember the year our state was closed for 3 days because of all the snow. My sister had to cross country ski to the store. We could have used their horse.
    The horse does look very real. In my high school art class we learned to draw realistic things but I was never good at it. I’m very good at coloring & abstract art but not realism. That’s what you are good at. I can’t wait to see the next one you do!

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