When Christchurch became a winter wonderland a couple of years ago, we hopped in the car, drove around the corner, took a few photos of the park looking as pretty as a picture, discovered the car was stuck in the snow, dug the car out of the snow (with a little help from the neighbours) and drove home again. The next time we get this much snow, I think I’ll venture out on foot.
I’ve never painted on stretched canvas before ― and I’m in love… with the woven texture, the way it bounces with every brush stroke and the way it takes layer after layer (after layer) of paint. I’m getting ready to paint my first commissioned artwork! It’s going to be a triptych on canvas and so a little practice beforehand seemed like a good idea.
12 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: The colour of snow”
Completely believeable snow Anna ! Love the colours in your trees and how you have painted them … those snow dusted sweeping branches are super .
Congrats and Good Luck with your first commission !
Thanks, Poppy. We don’t get snow like this very often in Christchurch — once or twice a year if we’re lucky — and it was a great subject for my first canvas. I’m glad you like it. I’m currently working on a watercolour of your photo of Newlyn Harbour Wall for next week!
Oh WOW fantastic Anna 🙂
So pleased you thought you would like to do something with it ! x
It’s a fantastic photo! I love the colours. I’m beginning to regret the decision to draw every single stone though ; )
Wow, you are really talented! I didn’t even know that the first was a painting until I looked twice. I love the angle it was painted from…really captivating!
Thank you, Courtney! I’m surprised at how much the online image looks like a photo too — it does look a bit more like a painting in real life : )
What a beautiful result, Anna. Love the composition. Saludos.
I too thought the top image was the photo. Congratulations on the commission!
Wowww! I had to look twice at the first image to make sure it was a painting or photograph. A-mazing!!