Thursday, 22 March 2012

Watership Down in the Snow - SOLD

This is another work from a photograph. It was a bit cold to sit and paint in the snow, so I took a camera out on my walk - to the same position that I painted Watership Down (1) from - and took a series of shots. I was slightly disappointed that we didn't get much snow this winter - unlike the last two years, which were, as it happens, exceptionally snowy. This, from February, was the snowiest picture that I could manage; as you can see the hill is satisfyingly covered, but you can see vegetation on the valley floor.



I took a few in-progress shots, which may be of interest:
I started  off with a few charcoal lines, then spread the sky on (yup, trusty painting knife in action). I then seem to have worked downwards. The last thing I added was the foreground tree.

Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

Update: Framed ... and SOLD

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