The Meadows in Snow – Watercolour
Edinburgh’s Meadows under a blanket of snow last month.
Log Cabin, by Dumfries – Watercolour
Scotland has many, many sites with holiday cabins to rent. This was one from some years ago and is how I imagine it would look with snow, frozen lakes etc. We stayed once in such a place. It was good fun but the midges were out in force that summer. At least they kept the noisy party-goers, in the next cabin, at bay.
Snowy Conifers – Watercolour
Some local trees in the recent snow. I’m always amazed at some of the colours snow seems to throw up. I’m not too keen on conifers, though, as our country has far too many of them at the expense of more traditional ash, beech, oak and hazel.
Farm in Winter – Watercolour/Acrylic
This was an experiment to see if acrylic could be used for skies. Not sure if it worked
Winter Mountains – Watercolour
Our Scottish mountains can look spectacular at all times of year but especially so in Winter. Most of them are gentle rounded hills with many steep buttresses and gulleys. There are also long ridges as shown towards the left. The right hand side of this small effort is typical of the sudden change from gentle to dangerous and last week a party of six was swept away in an avalanche. Four are dead and one critical. Its sad when the lure of this country can be so dangerous. May God grant those involved safer peaks to attempt in Heaven.
Some snow, more to come – Watercolour with some Gell and Body Paint
Painted in a hurry after this morning’s snow. This shows the view from the end of the road looking south.
Towards the Pentland Hills in snow – Watercolour
Inspired by an early snowfall this morning I decided to try to capture the trees higher up in the Pentland Hills, south of our village. Around the same time I was looking through sheets of wood veneer for a project I’m working on and came across a piece of Magnolia. Eureka! The wood was the same colour as the sky so I now have conifer trees under a magnolia sky.