Monday, 16 February 2009

SNOW ON ROUGH GRASSES ACRYLIC 8X8 £250-


Snow on Rough Grasses Acrylic 8x8 £250-
will be on exhibition at next months 101 Exhibition at the Maclaurin Galleries
Straight from the easel I spent a relaxing couple of hours this morning painting this little snow scape. Really enjoy doing these small impressionistic paintings, it's not that I don't enjoy doing the commissions of horses, dog's e.t.c but these feel a little like playing hookie. Took the reference photos on the country walk that I take my dogs in the morning and I didn't really think they were that good, but then they don't have to be. It is amazing what your brain remembers. It was the way the snow was hanging on the the rough grass and brambles that grow alongside the path the caught my imagination. I haven't quite managed to catch the sparkle it gave off but every painting is a learning curve and the promise that maybe next time you'll find the way to capture it.
Enjoy your painting where ever you are :))

4 comments:

jane augenstein said...

Oh, that looks cold and frosty! I can almost smell the cold!! Beautiful! :-)

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Thanks Jane....yep was a nippy morning but there's something about snow and ice that makes it worth while......probably the thought of getting back to a mug of hot chocolate lol

Judith A . Bates said...

Wonderful...The temperature dropped about 15 degrees just looking at it :)
Sorry about your ceiling...

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Thanks Judith really enjoyed doing this one. Ceiling all fixed now just have to repaint it and it'll need a double coat grrrrrrr...lol