Sunday, 16 November 2008

Snow Around The Western Towers, Lincoln Cathedral

The latest painting for my exhibition.

Snow Around The Western Towers, Lincoln Cathedral
Watercolour on watercolour paper, 8 1/4" x 11 3/4"

As the exhibition is taking place during the theatre's production of A Christmas Carol, I thought it would be appropriate to include at least one snow scene. I always find snow in lanscapes tricky to handle. I want to avoid the too obvious Christmas card snow scene cliche, but at the same time achieve that attractive softness that we associate with snow (at least when we are looking at out of the window of a warm and snug room).

Hopefully I have acheived that with this work.

Here is the development of the painting.


Art with Liz said...

Beautiful John.

Mike Korrer said...

wow, i love seeing the process. beautiful work.

Kathleen Rietz said...

I love how unapologetic you are about using such pure, clean colors in your paintings. Most people would look at a building and paint it brown or grey. I love that you do not limit yourself based on the color of the brick or stone, but instead you create a mood and give life to your paintings through your use of pure pigment from the tube.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Oh...and I am inspired by that. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This would make a wonderful Xmas card. I have been tagged so I have put you down on my blog list for others to look at. Hope you get lots of new visitors. See explanation on 'tagging' on my post. Best wishes.

Vinca Kumala said...

Very Delightful.....I love it,great artwork :)

will visit often :)

thank you for the comments and time to stopped by at my blog John :)

VinK at Millionminds

Unknown said...

Thanks Liz.

Thanks Michael. I'm pleased you like to see how I develop my work.

That's right, Kate. It's the mood a subject conjures up that I'm after. I find colour can be so evocative of mood that I try not to be constrained by the colour a subject appears to be.

You read my thoughts on this one Carolann! I'm going to produce some cards of this one to sell at the exhibition. Thanks for putting me on your list.

Thanks Vink. It was a pleasure to see your work on your blog.

Lisa Adams Reed said...

Thank you for showing the stages of your painting. I am just learning and seeing what you do gives me courage to try new things. Your work is just beautiful!

Unknown said...

Thanks Lisa.
It's great to know I can help other artists with their work.

Anonymous said...

it's dearly beautiful.. in a very enchanting array of colors. very nice..

Unknown said...

Thanks, Ares. I was really pleased with how the colours worked out in this one.

Unknown said...

Now it's snowing outside this piece of art just hits the right tone for me.

Unknown said...

Hi Laane. Glad you like my work. We had some snow here last night, but it never seems to stay around for long. Turned to rain now and gone all mushy.