Overlooking the Valley, Edward Willis Redfield
Redfield was one of the major figures in Pennsylvania Impressionism, painting in and around New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ.
Redfield loved to paint in the winter. All of his paintings are highly textural, but his snow scenes in particular are fascinatingly three dimensional — slathered with rills, troughs and coursing ribbons of thick oil paint.
Whenever I have the pleasure of viewing one of his paintings in person, I find myself stepping up and back repeatedly — marveling that the heaps and blobs of color seen up close can somehow coalesce into a naturalistic scene from a few feet back.
For more, see my post on Edward Redfield.