Artwork of the Day – ‘Snowdrifts’

waugh_snowdrifts-230.jpgLiverpool artwork of the day – Tuesday January 23 2007. ‘Snowdrifts’ (Pastel, 1904) by Frederick J Waugh 1861 – 1940 at The Walker Art Gallery

A seasonal picture for today. Ok its not actually snowing here in Liverpool but its cold enough.
I also love pastels and this is a great example of their use.
And I love playing with the zoomify feature which is available on this and many other pictures on the Walker website.

This work is featured in their excellent Winter Online exhibition

This snowy scene, which the American artist Waugh completed during a visit to Liverpool in 1904, is not a typical example of his work. He later became famous for his dramatic marine paintings.

The artist gave this work the alternative title ‘The Silent Fen’.