First Snow

First Snow

First Snow

The first snow of the season. Autumn colours, not completely blanketed in white, are still there.

The under colours mix a little with the overpainted white and add so much colour in faint shades. There is always a danger of snowscapes being sterile and stark. I apply all the usual colours of a standard landscape as transparent layers with very little medium and then apply the white. Its helpful to do this ‘wet on wet’ as I have done here in this painting.

The size is 16.5″ x 12″ and was painted in a single session of about 2 and a half hours. The colours are: Indian Yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Dioxozine Purple, Ultramarine Blue plus black and white. The medium used is Liquin and White Spirits.

Here is the video of the painting process, see you soon.

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4 thoughts on “First Snow

  1. ” La neige est un poème. Un poème qui tombe des nuages en flocons blancs et légers. Ce poème vient de la bouche du ciel, de la main de Dieu. Il porte un nom. Un nom d’une blancheur éclatante. Neige.”

    Neige (1999) de Maxence Fermine

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