Monday, February 2, 2015

Winter Light

"Snow and Winter Light" - watercolour - 13 x 19 cm


I love the soft skies that we get at this time of year. With the sun low in the sky and setting in the south-west, it throws warm light onto the clouds behind Morven. When the hills are covered with snow as well, there are some dramatic subjects.

Having been laid low with a cold for a week, this was a nice little piece to get back into my rhythm again.


8 comments:

  1. Good morning Keith!... I couldn't resist responding to this soft... warm wash of colour and space... before heading to my easel to finish up yesterday's marathon indoor session.

    Like you... I feel most bottled up when I am confined to base by Mother Nature. It truly handcuffs me artistically and emotionally. Like you however... I press forward doing what we do in either place by painting with my heart.

    It shows that here Keith. That is why admire your wonderful loose watercolouring. It ever reveals your consistent process and commitment to your craft! Bravo... is the word.

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce, I knew you would identify with the spirit of this little piece. Painting freely, with the heart, is certainly the best way to get back into things.

      All the best,
      Keith

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  2. The beautiful soft colourings move it into a realm of its own where reality is blurred and the emotional impact is the only thing that is important. We have all seen such scenes, and they usually linger with us, as does your painting. It is truly beautiful, Keith.

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    1. Thanks Diane. Yes there is an abstract quality to this, isn't there?

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  3. I am glad to read that you have recovered from your cold, and to see that you painted such a beautiful landscape. During this time of year, the colors of the sky are still cool and pale in a distinct wintry way, but the start warming up slightly, acquiring the first slight pastel hues of spring -- in this case, a beautiful golden glow. A lovely vista, made solemn by the snowy mountains.

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    1. Thank you Giulia. Yes there is a hint of better weather to come now.

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  4. Lovely soft light in this one Keith and certainly the promise of better things to come. Glad the cold is behind you.

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