The last page in my ‘chronicle’ sketchbook.
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.
One Leaf Against the Wind
Just an abstract page inspired by some of the last dried leaves clinging to winter branches.
Sunset in Winter – Watercolour
Because the sun is so low, at this time of year, we get the most amazing sunsets. The fading light seems to shine upwards into the clouds near the horizon while many colours mix in the sky above. Any objects, in this case the fence and trees, stand out darkly against this blaze of colours adding value to the “canvas”. This effort does not do the scene much justice but you just might get the idea.
A little late now, but this was inspired thinking about the solstice and that the days would start getting longer again.
Rising Winter Winds
An abstract page in my Uncharted Waters sketchbook inspired by winter winds in the night.