Winter Evergreens

We have several inches of snow on the ground and have been having very cold temperatures, which makes it easy to stay in the studio and paint.  I’ve been experimenting with winter evergreens, trying out various color combinations and snow-laden clouds.

Hilltop Spruce, watercolor, 7" x 5"
Hilltop Spruce, watercolor, 7″ x 5″
Fanciful Firs, watercolor and gauche, 7" x 5"
Fanciful Firs, watercolor and gouache, 7″ x 5″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic in the Air, watercolor and gauche, 5" x 7"
Magic in the Air, watercolor and gouache, 5″ x 7″

 

Does one of these remind you of a special time or place?

8 thoughts on “Winter Evergreens

  1. Oh, YES!
    When we needed to repair the roof and part of the ceiling in our sunroom, I wanted the entire ceiling painted what I could only describe as “weak winter sky blue”. I searched until I found the perfect color and it is precisely the palest blue sky you have used, above, in the first painting.
    The entire subject reminds me, though, of a time, living here in the South, when my children asked me about something I often said: “The sky looks like snow.” Having been raised in N. Missouri, I heard that statement many times in my life, but my children, always living down here, had never grasped what I meant. They would look up and expect to see drifts or flakes, when all I meant was it looked as if it might snow. So one afternoon, the oldest said, “Mom , the sky is gray. Snow is white. What do you mean!”
    I still chuckle at that misunderstanding.

  2. Lovely paintings, I have been thinking of you and your watercolour skills as I have been learning to use watercolours in my journals. You have taught and shown me the importance of the White paper and negative spaces, better than anyone else. Karen

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