Fortin’s Supranatural Landscape in "First Snow, Lafresnière"

Text by Anna Orton-Hatzis
Anna Orton-Hatzis, 2018

First Snow, Lafresnière beautifully illustrates that brief time of year when the leaves are still a wonderful array of reds and oranges and yet, a soft, glistening layer of the first snow lightly covers the ground and rooftops. This brief moment of transition between the fall and the winter is perhaps the best subject matter for Fortin, a virtuosic colourist, as it implored him to broaden his palette and marry the reds of the fall with the blues of the winter.