Tuesday, November 18, 2008

little snow scenes

(3x11 each)


Yesterday afternoon in class, as we do each year before the holidays, we played around inventing little snowscenes. You just flood the sky with color, then pull it down into the foreground and see what suggests itself to you. Add salt or white spatter for snow.
Several can be made at once for holiday cards.
I'd like to do a few more with bare trees.
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shl said...

I'd never just be kind--
Your slump's all in your mind!
Not in your brush or hand,
That notion must be CANNED.

Jennifer Rose said...

lovely winterscapes, with great colours.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Lovely! I especially like the one in the middle. You could print that up for holiday cards this year.

William Evertson said...

A little side story on hand painted X-mas cards. My ancient one is in a nursing home, dementia- had to clear out her house for sale and came across beautiful watercolor X-mas cards done by her friend Clara Mott. I don't know if Clara has passed but her work is beautiful. Sad, but art lives on but we age and pass. Slump is only self described. I'm on the technology side of art but still try to take up the brush from time to time. To get out of a slump is to try something new. Then you can go back with fresh eyes.

Teresa said...

These are gorgeous! Love the wintry effect, yet the colors are vibrant. All three beautiful... but the middle one is my fav (I'm a sucker for snowflakes).

annie said...

These are so lovely, Laura. Thank you-- I have to get busy and try this right away. Even though I am new to watercolor, especially wet-in-wet, I bet I could get something for some cards if I tried this method.

Cathy Gatland said...

Our holiday season is hot and sticky, but these snow scenes are so sparkly and festive. I'll have to try something with... watermelons?

cathyswatercolors said...

love these!

A Brush with Color said...

These are beautiful little gems.

MD said...

Oh how beautiful. You have such a lovely touch with those watercolours.
Glad I've found your blog.

Ruth said...

It's cool how these are painted. I really like that you explain the process. Very pretty and sweet snow scenes. Blue and white are one reason I love winter. Do you have snow now??

laura said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments. These scenes can really be kind of therapeutic--making up your own little winter wonderland.
No snow here, yet--if ever!
Rarely snows here because of the Gulf Stream, which keeps the air a little warmer than it is inland.
Very disappointing: my birthday's in December, and I always hope for snow but never get it (no matter how good I am!). ;-)

laura said...

Have to amend this: shortly after posting, we had snow flurries--very briefly ... but enough to be delightfully surprised when I looked out the window.
And Peter was out fishing! I think that's a first, even for Peter, fishing in the snow!