The Meadows in Snow – Watercolour
Edinburgh’s Meadows under a blanket of snow last month.
Your soft colors and the snow on the here really gives a feeling of chill. Makes me shiver with cold just to look at it. We’ve had fairly sunny weather here, but it’s cold, especially when the wind blows. It’s been a COLD winter even though so far there hasn’t been a whole lot of snow, but we are expecting another storm on Tuesday. I hate it, but will be tolerant without much complaint because we desperately need the moisture.
Oh dear! Sorry to remind you of the cold. I adore attempting snow scenes (I tag them as “Brrrr”) because of the colour in them. I discovered, a long time ago, that snow is not really white and its different colours a a reflection of the surrounding environment. However, we are spared some of the bone-chilling temperatures that you folks experience in the winter. I noticed, for instance, that our friends in Wisconsin, had lows of 6F last week (about -15C in our money). That sort of temperature might just discourage me from any attempts to depict scenes with my paints. Keep warm dear friend.
My wife is from Wisconsin. ( I from Illinois) Living in the desert SW we chuckle at your efforts to cope at this time of year. Of course we do get the occasional frost, but I seem to sleep through most of it. I leave for work with a heavy coat, but by 10 am it is mid 60′s to low 70′s. Boring really. The REAL weather is about 2 hrs drive north, in Flagstaff.
Ah, Flagstaff — one of my favorite places, not necessarily the town itself, but the country all around it, including the Sedona area which is fantastically gorgeous! My daughter went to the university in Flagstaff and I spent summers with her and got to explore to my heart’s content. Such lovely remembrance!!!
Ms roseindigo, are you still living near Sierraville CA? I do so miss your botanical illustrations.
Hello greyseal! Yes, I still live near Sierraville in CA. Lovely country! Am still pursuing painting, mainly with sketching in “nature journals”. For the past two years I’ve worked too much to do much botanical art, but now that I’m finally retired it is definitely on the radar again. Thanks for your thoughts.
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