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Painting of the Day, December 24, 2011

By Donna Poulton

Charles Russell knew how to create a cold winter scene in the Montana mountains he knew so well.  The violets and graduating blues in the mountains, icicles hanging from the roof of a log cabin and the radiant warmth of the interior make this a scene I’d like to walk into.  Titled Christmas Meat, this is one of many Christmas images Russell painted over the years.

Charles Russell, Christmas Meat, 1915, Watercolor on paper, 26 x 34 in. Credit: The

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