Monthly Archives: February 2016

Last day of Winter

River Welland with snow (40 cm x 30 cm mixed media on paper)

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…..

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A snowy walk

Overnight snow.  Early morning walk towards Stamford (12" x 8" acrylic on board)

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.

Snow!!

Morning snow.  View towards Easton on the Hill (30 cm x 10 cm acrylic on board)

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!