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Reflecting on The Colour of Snow

The Colour of Snow – acrylic on canvas, 2013. Private collection.

‘The Colour of Snow’, my first ever painting on canvas, is now finally framed ~ it only took me five years to get around to it! Click on the photo to read the original post (and to see the painting without the reflecting glass).

Wordless Wednesday #25

Wordless Wednesday #25, Christchurch, 2014

Wordless Wednesday #25, Christchurch, 2014

‘Warm me up’ Etsy treasury

Baby, it’s cold outside! So with winter only a couple of days away, I thought I’d put together a list of Etsy finds to combat the big freeze.

‘Warm me up’ by annacull

Crayon Scarf – Multicolour C…


Faux Fur Boot Covers Leg War…


Needle Felting Kit, DIY, Cra…


Women Hat Slouchy Hat Slouch…


Pack of 6 Natural Wax Rosema…


Winter Owl – Owl Brooch – Ow…


warming up – winter art happ…


Orange Fingerless Gloves – …


Antique French Room Foot War…


Firefly Luminairies. Set of …


Polka Dot Kantha Quilt Blan…




Set of two Vintage Soup Reci…


16×16 Vintage Hand Woven Kil…


Hand knitted best quality wo…


Garland, Felt Balls Garland,…


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Shoot it, Shrink it: Back in the neighbourhood

Spreydon Domain, 2013.

Spreydon Domain, 2013.

I’ve given the photo used in Monday’s Shoot it, Sketch it the ‘tilt shift’ lens blur treatment.

P.S. My Blog Awards page has been updated — I’ve just been nominated for the Sunshine Award : )

Shoot it, Sketch it: The colour of snow

The colour of snow – acrylic on canvas, 315 x 315 mm, 2013.

The Colour of Snow – acrylic on canvas, 315 x 315 mm, 2013.

The colour of snow, detail, to give you a better idea of the texture.

The Colour of Snow, detail – click on the image to get an even better idea of the texture.

Spreydon Domain, original photo – Christchurch, 2011.

Spreydon Domain, original photo – Christchurch, 2011.

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.