Oil on Board, 6 x 8 inches
Last winter, notwithstanding the icy grip that it held on us, was a joy for us artists. I love painting frost and snow and bare, skeletal trees. The landscape is transformed into a wonderland of silver and I just love the more subtle, less shouty colours of winter.
Once the dark tones of the trees were scrubbed in quickly witha worn Hog brush, I set to with my 1" Household Decorator's brush to paint in the gorgeous, feathery tracery of the Willows' branches, making a concerted effort to try and make the trees look three dimensional and not just flat pancakes. The water was a simple affair, with a few blocky strokes of my Ivory Flat brush, the colours partially blended, then a few judicious, horizontal strokes with a Mongoose Flat.
This is the last little painting for my Devon exhibition...sigh of relief...now all I have to do is frame them...