Winter View Mother and Daughter

Everyone has their own take on landscapes with snow. My mother saw it one way and I saw it slightly differently. The first view is a 12″x 9″ oil on canvas board unsigned and undated but I know it is my mother’s work, M.E. Snelgrove. I titled it First Snow because sometimes late in the fall, when some of the leaves are still in full colour and have yet to fall, the first snow comes. The river has yet to freeze and the colours of the leaves are reflected in it. In northern Ontario, Canada, where I spent many years the snow would come in November and not leave until April. The winters were long and very cold. People were forced to shovel their roofs to keep them from collapsing.SDC17872

Below is a 16″ x 12″ oil on canvas board painted in 1976 by me, L. Martel. There is a great French Canadian musician who wrote the song “Mon Pay” (“My Country” in French). His lyrics stuck in my mind when I painted this picture. “Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver” (My country isn’t a country it is the winter). In Canada our winters can be long, cold and hard to endure. But in that cold our resolve is tempered like steel is with heat.

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22 thoughts on “Winter View Mother and Daughter

  1. splendid paintings, Madame LM… ❤ à propos, il s'agit de "Mon pays" composé par le québécois Gilles Vigneault: ❤

    "Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver;
    Mon jardin, ce n’est pas un jardin, c’est la plaine;
    Mon chemin, ce n’est pas un chemin, c’est la neige;
    Mon pays, ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver…"

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  2. Bonjour ou bonsoir mon amie LESLIE JOLIE PARTAGE SES PEINTURES

    Je regarde le ciel et je pense tout en m’évadant
    Et je m’envole dans le plus grand silence
    Voir un monde meilleur sans guerre ou tout le monde se donne la main
    Voir toutes les personnes du monde ce sourire, sans aucun ne soit être déçu
    Des jours à ma fenêtre
    Je regarde les enfants courir,sauter,s’amuser
    sans que la maladie viennent les toucher
    Je regarde aussi les couples
    Ou l’amour de deux personnes sans qu’elles soient jugées
    ne peuvent se mentir
    Aimer toujours aimer quoi de plus beau
    Sans le dire on peux le démontrer par la parole ,par un cadeau autres
    Sur ces mots
    Je passe te souhaiter une bonne journée ou fin de soirée
    Gros bisous
    Bernard

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