Labyrinth in Winter Painting

by Barbara Martin

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Labyrinth in Snow

Labyrinth in Snow expressive painting Barbara Martin

I recently wrote a guest post for Connie Hozvicka over at Dirty Footprints Studio.  In it, I mention a painting I did of a labyrinth. Here it is. 

My husband and I actually stomped a huge labyrinth in the snow once.  Diameter might have been sixty feet or so.  I sketched it on a paper napkin and then we did it freehand — or would that be freefoot.

The snow was pretty deep, to the top of my boots, but the weather turned unseasonably warm and sunny so it lasted only a day before melting. I tried to preserve its outline by sprinkling fertilizer along the path, thinking I’d have a lovely lush green pathway to walk in the spring.  Sadly, the spring rains dissipated the nitrogen resulting in one big green continuous blobby patch in the meadow. It looked like “something” happened there, but no way to tell what, exactly.

Head on over to Dirty Footprints on December 2nd to see a few more of  my “expressive” paintings.


tami December 2, 2010 at 5:08 am


Loved your blog post for Connie! You are awesome and so is your artwork!

Barbara Martin December 2, 2010 at 9:50 am

Thank you for hopping over, Tami!

Sheila December 3, 2010 at 6:34 am

Loved the explanation of the labyrinth story and your painting is fabulous. Also read your blog post for Connie, very enjoyable too!!

Barbara Martin December 3, 2010 at 9:27 am

Thank you, Sheila! Glad you enjoyed them both!

Dave December 3, 2010 at 4:36 pm

This is beautiful! I love the pearlescent path of the labyrinth. 60 feet is huge! that must have been wonderful to walk! (Off to check out Dirty footprints :) )

Barbara Martin December 3, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Thank you, Dave! That means a lot, coming from you — knowing how you spent your painting time during Art Everyday Month! :)
ps Anyone else a labyrinth fan, head on over to and take a look at Dave’s work during November!!!

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