River Welland with snow (40 cm x 30 cm mixed media on paper)
Some say that Spring officially starts on 1 March. If that’s the case then today is my last chance to get a bit of Winter in. Phew! Glad we got the extra day in February this year.
Here is the last of my ‘snowy’ pictures. A mixed media affair for a change – incorporating water colour, acrylics, acrylic inks and oil pastel. Lots of fun to do!!
Here’s hoping for a sunny Spring…..
Overnight snow. Early morning walk towards Stamford (12″ x 8″ acrylic on board)
Continuing with the snow theme. Can’t you tell how excited I was to see the white stuff?!
This painting does what it says on the tin – records my early morning walk across the snowy fields towards Stamford town centre. The towers/spires of no less than three of Stamford’s many churches were just visible in the distance.
Morning snow. View towards Easton on the Hill (30 cm x 10 cm acrylic on board)
Actually it snowed a few weeks ago – and then only briefly. I wonder whether we will get any more. The weather seems far too spring-like.
This is the first of a few paintings of the local snowy landscape. The usual view over green fields towards the village of Easton on the Hill was completely changed by an overnight coating of white. I thought the subject suited a long landscape format. The result is a small painting similar in size to a letter box – measuring 30 cm x 10 cm. It was a lot of fun to do. I hope it shows!
Dark clouds approaching. Rutland Water. (12″ x 9″ acrylic on board)
The challenge in this image was to try to record the wind. The clouds were scudding by and ominously dark rain clouds were approaching…..
Winter sunset, Holkham (12″ x 10″ acrylic on board)
Another Winter piece, this time recording the weak sun setting over a small lake at Holkham. I think the image has a rather peaceful quality. In reality Just beyond the lake the geese were settling down to roost and were making a right old racket!