The snow is outside not in the painting. I was in the mood for poppies yesterday, thought how a lovely bouquet of those on the table would be for Christmas. Poppies are floppy in a vase and need searing at their ends to be fresh for a while.
This is a painting of mood, I wanted to paint a face and I wanted red and green. The other purpose was to not have a blended background overdone or too blended. I put the color on the background, then put a piece of wax paper over it and pressed the color around. I should of had two pieces of paper prepared so I could of then put the wax paper on another gessoed sheet to create another background. The poppies are from a napkin, I pretty much used the colors already on the paper for the face. A bit of stamping and a very vague ship.