See Winter Pool for description.
"Robert Strong Woodward, the Shelburne Falls artist, has just had the honor of having one of his large paintings, Evening Silence, accepted and hung at the 'International Exhibition of Paintings,' Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, held during May and June. The jury at Carnegie Institute was composed of men from abroad as well as the leading painters of America with pictures entered from Europe. It is the exhibition of the most select importance in the country."
"Winter Silence is an impressive painting..."
"Winter Silence indeed prevails in the extraordinary canvas by that name; the silence of a cold clear winter?s evening when beauty is so keen that it is almost melancholy?. here again we find a deep slowly flowing brook, upon whose snow ladened bank majestic trees grow in profusion."
"The place of honor in the main gallery is occupied by Robert Strong Woodward?s vigorous painting Winter Silence an excellent example of the crisp vivid work which is winning this artist increasing attention."
This painting was exhibited at the Miles Standish Gallery in Boston and was reviewed in an article published in the Transcript newspaper March 11, 1931
".....and recently a Boston paper gave half of a rotogravure page to the reproduction of his Winter Silence, calling it 'typical of the characterful works of Mr. Woodward.'"
"Winter Silence is characteristic: it shows a frozen pool in the heart of a dense woods. The darkness of the forest is contrasted with the feathery plumes of the snow-covered branches."
The following is a photograph of the woods in back of Redgate which was the source of the pianting Winter Silence.