Imagining snow

Depending on the weather in Britain we sometimes have snow in winter, or not. It depends on whether you live in the north,  or are high up as the temperature falls the higher you get. This is a painting I did when I first moved into my studio at Spode,  I think it was so cold in there that I didn’t have to think hard to imagine this image.

It’s based on an idea I had of hills in Yorkshire or the lake district ,  I think it needed more depth so I added the shadows.

I tend to talk to myself when Im painting, reminding myself where the guttering should be or how light would reflect into the shadows at the side of the house.

I like using my imagination. Exercising my visual memory. It’s worth trying to think through how something is put together. It helps you understand how it works.

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