The challenge of snow
This was an interesting oil painting to work on. In Winter Stream the side light is coming in from the right. The colours available were limited and a painting where the water is predominately dark can make for a gloomy canvas.
Both Ceruleum Blue and French Ultramarine are used for the snow to get better aerial perspective. The darks were Vandyke Brown and French Ultamarine again. I returned to this canvas to rework the trees and dropped the left hand foliage down to give a better balance.
I have painted many snow landscapes and never tire of the challenge that these oil paintings present.
In November I will be in Japan undertaking a series of one man exhibitions as well I as a charity event in aid of those less able. The galleries are at Matsuyama, Kokura, Shizuoka, starting at Tochigi with a workshop for the disabled.
The exhibitions are great fun. It is lovely to meet many involved and appreciative people. They are a helpful and kindhearted population and it is a real pleasure to be able to meet people who collect my work. In the studio, artists work mainly in isolation and I very much value the feedback that meeting interested fine art observers can offer.
Thank you all for the kind comments that have been written on the social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram et al. Please keep them coming. As always, keep checking the website as I will be displaying more bird and wildlife oils in forthcoming posts. The two small landscapes, Tumbling Waters and Still Water are on the website. Please take time to view them in the Landscape Gallery.
Thank you again for visiting my website and for the many supportive comments.
Looking forward to you again soon