Monday, 9 February 2009

The Guardian in Snow

For this week I'm painting snow scenes from photos I took last week, beginning, as Dorothy might say, in my own back yard.
We first saw this little statue of a mysterious hooded figure at local garden centre, along with various pixies, goblins and trolls. Perfect for the garden, I thought. So home he came with us and now stands guard at the top of the steps leading to the old garden shed. Even in the coldest weather, he never deserts his post!!
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14 comments:

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Your works are awesome, John. :)

John Wright Art said...

Thanks Grace. I'm really pleased you like my work.

Rita T. said...

Now this one is special...it looks like home!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

He is mysterious... very nice. And there is mystery in your choice of placement... what is the wooden wall a part of? where does the brick wall lead? I like it!

storybeader said...

beautiful piece - love the look of your weathered wood!

Watercolorist said...

Must be ESP in the air. My latest posting is of a snow scene painted some years ago. Love the figure standing guard. Like the way you depicted the wooden planks on the shed. Lively yet subtle.
Jean

John Wright Art said...

Thanks Rita.
Sharkbytes - yes I was trying to evoke an atmosphere of mystery. Actually the wooden wall is the door to my old shed!

Storybeader - I love trying to depict different textures in watercolour.

Watercolorist - your right. It must be ESP. We're both painting snow and sheds.

Art with Liz said...

I am studying all you northern clime guys for tips on how to paint snow! This is a great study, John.

Amel's Realm said...

Just wanna say that you're a BRILLIANT artist!!! I LOVE your paintings! :-D

John Wright Art said...

Thanks Liz - actually we don't get much snow in Nottingham. Last week's fall was unusual, but I did get loads of photos as references for paintings.

Thanks Amelia.

Babette said...

Eerily beautiful. I don't think I'd want that in my garden though. I have a vivid imagination and I might just scare myself. LOL

John Wright Art said...

Babette - yes he is a bit weird, but we've grown to love his slightly grumpy face.

cherylnchains said...

I chose a few favorites before of your works.. but this one is the best!

John Wright Art said...

Thanks cheryl.