From the Hill Top to the River (10″ x 12″ mixed media on paper)
Snow on the Tops. More on the Way. (10″ x 12″ mixed media on paper)
Just in case you are feeling a little too hot on what may be the warmest Bank Holiday since 1978 here’s a reminder of snow! A couple of small mixed media paintings from sketches made over the last Bank Holiday weekend at Easter – snow still lying on the higher hills in North Wales and a freezing cold wind 🙂
Last Sprouts Standing (30cm x 40cm acrylic on mount board)
The forecast snow did arrive but we were fortunate not to have too much of it. I am hoping soon to be painting some spring colour again! This is the second of my snowy allotment pieces. I just loved the shapes of the leaves against the snow and had fun trying to recreate this by ‘negatively painting ‘ – by painting the spaces around and between the leaves and stalks rather than the leaves and stalks themselves.
Apparently more snow is forecast for the weekend. Appropriate then for me to share the first of a couple of allotment paintings I made of the snow we had a few weeks ago. Lots of colourful greys to mix in this image of some wobbly compost heaps and lovely blue water butts!
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!