Snowy Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh – Watercolour and Gesso
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Buachaille Etive Mor, Winter sunset – Watercolour
The name means “The Shepherd/Herdsman of Glen Etive” in Gaelic. This peak is part of a long ridge standing at the entrance to Glen Coe. This particular peak is known as Stob Dearg and is the first mountain seen as you drive up the A82. Its iconic shape makes it one of the best know mountains in Scotland.
It’s that time of year – Watercolour (and other certain things)
Did you get receive lots of cards like this one? The fairy tale scene of a snowy hamlet where all is peaceful. If you did, tough ’cause here is another one with a few authentic “merrymakers” added. Actually its:
a) an attempt to wish all the folks in the USA, France, Malta, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Bosnia, Scotland and even Kirkcaldy a “Happy Christmas”. Sorry I did not send all of you cards but I hail from the said “Kirkcaldy” and have a Fifer’s mean reputation to maintain.
b) This is a far better way to pass a wild and stormy afternoon instead of watching James Stewart being chased by “angels” called Clarence.
c) I have been clearing out my paints (I always get many art vouchers for presents [hint] at this time of year from my family so need to make space for new stuff). This explains the mix of watercolours, textured gels, acrylic and alcohol based pens.
Have a great time, everyone. (Or if its late in being published “Happy Christmas 2014″
Snow at the beach, twilight – Watercolour
Near the east coast on the John Muir Country Park, at dusk. Its not often snow lies here so this was a must to try to capture. Note the trees which are being undermines by the waves so much that the beach is littered by hundreds of wood corpses as the relentless wave approach.
Thin Ice. Keep Off – Watercolour
Every winter people drown after attempting to walk of frozen water. Evidently the main reason is to go after dogs. The dogs usually get out on their own. Winter scenery may look nice but it can be deadly.
Silver Birch Trees in the Snow – Watercolour
This is copied from an instructional article in “Leisure Painter, Jan 2014” magazine. The object, of the article by Gwen Scott, was to paint around white spaces to represent snow.
West Ratho – Watercolour
Yesterday was bright and sunny and this shows a group of trees, at the end of the village, facing directly into the sun. We won’t see this sort of view much more as the sun continues to get lower and will soon be unable to visit this wood until spring comes around.