Winter Farm and Clouds, Vermont, which has descended through the artist’s family to present, is an excellent example of Hibbard's work demonstrating both his flair for composition and his strong sense of light and shadow. Breaking down the scene with a series of diagonals, he guides the viewer’s eye throughout the landscape, culminating in the sun-splashed farm atop the hill, and renders the foreground snow with an array of soft blues and purples. As he imparted to his students, “Snow is the most sensitive subject, subtly influenced by sudden changes in light. It is never dead white!”
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By descent through the family of the artist
(in ink verso of board) 17 x 21 / Vermont
(handwritten on piece of paper attached verso) Winter Farm + Clouds 17 x 20 / Gifted to Marrin Robinson / in 2006 – / Elaine H. Clark