Sunday, December 7, 2008

Wind and Snow

The cold weather seems to have come earlier this year. Already we have had more snow than in recent years, together with sub-zero temperatures during the day. Familiar scenes have been transformed and colours have become almost monochrome.

I love to paint this farm. It is just down the road from where I live and often catches my eye as a subject. The buildings all combine nicely to make a unified area of strong tone. Also it stands on its own on a bit of a hill, so that it makes a nice shape against the sky.

On this occasion I liked the way the old buildings seemed to stand strong and firm in the face of the elements, as they have for a hundred years or more.


Wind and Snow
Watercolour, 10 x 14 inches, 25 x 35 cm


3 comments:

  1. I like this painting very much Keith. It makes me shiver to look at it. As always your sky is impressive and I love the way you see the snow sweeping over the farm buildings. The whole scene is a perfect winter's day in Scotland.
    A really nice painting! :o)

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  2. Thanks Ingrid. It was the effect of the snow blowing across the farm that made me want to paint this scene.

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  3. Back at ya Yetts. Merry Christmas to you too mate. This painting is one of your best I think. The sky is terrific. Stay warm Keith, Chris

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