Monday, 7 October 2013

Crunchy Hoar Frost

Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches

I painted this one as requested for a demonstration painting to the lovely Horncastle Art Group last Friday, finishing it off today in the studio.

With a sharp hoar frost after a snowfall, the landscape took on a fairytale look last January, with everything coated in crunchy crystal, and, with a steely blue sky, presented a gorgeous light effect.  Being an almost monochrome subject, it was very important to observe the tones accurately, making sure the trees stood out against the darker toned sky.

My big 1" household decorating brush came into its own for the painting of the willows' tracery, adorned with their white coating.

I may submit this one to the ROI exhibition too, depending what reaction it gets on here and Facebook...


  1. Bonjour,

    Un travail extraordinaire... On pourrait frissonner de froid en admirant cette peinture mais aussi frissonner d'émotion.
    Bravo pour votre talent.

    Gros bisous

    1. Martinealison je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles - très apprécié !


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