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First Snow

Snow at Calder
16 x 26 cm

What a difference the arrival of winter can make to a landscape. This is the same view that I painted a few weeks ago in autumn sunshine. Now it's covered in a blanket of snow.


  1. This is a lovely winter painting! :)

  2. Lovely painting indeed. Have you noticed how a blanket of snow gives a 'oneness' and serenity to everything around. Softens out all edges, even those within ourself.

  3. Hi there Keith... What a difference a day makes in the scheme of things!

    Sure looks colder... at Calder... but "You" have really given it a warmth and softness that make it inviting to the eye!

    I personally look forward to the snow painting season... and it certainly has arrived here as well!

    Look forward to more Scottish snowscapes Keith!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  4. Beautiful painting Keith. Well done again. All the best.

  5. keith, I just love this one. Yes what a difference a snow storm makes! I also enjoyed reading your post about pigments....

  6. That's an interesting observation Ruby. I've seen a few paintings of snow recently and they all have a feeling of peacefulness and calm.

  7. Thanks Bruce,

    I look forward to seeing all those snowy woods and creeks of yours.

    All the best,

  8. Thanks Vic. I see from your photos that you've had plenty of snow where you are too.

  9. I'm glad you like the painting Maggie. I enjoyed your recent posts too. Isn't interesting how 'colourful' neutrals can be sometimes.

  10. I love the tender blue light - just gorgeous.

  11. Thanks PurestGreen, it's surprising sometimes how much blue there is in a snowy landscape.

  12. A cold isolated snowy landscape yet the sky is wonderful in design and colour. Well done Keith a wee gem!

  13. Thanks Caroline. I suppose the sky could make a subject in itself really.


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