The next entry in our Series Close-up of the Alaskan Drawing Series is on "The Silence of Snow".
To me, this work transmits a magical peacefulness. It reminds me of the fairy-tale-like silence you feel when the air is full of big velvety snowflakes gliding down all around you. I’ve always thought it would make a great illustration for a children’s book.
Consider this illustration painted by Ilya Repin of the duel in Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse Eugene Onegin. Not exactly a children’s book (or a peaceful moment, for that matter) but it’s a great example of an illustration that captures the creamy-whiteness of a snowy winter day. You can almost hear the sound of the snow crunching under their footsteps.