When the snow comes!

St leonard's Tower on a snowy eveningSo here we are in December, with mixed feelings about the weather. Snow at Christmas can be beautiful, and a headache for travel.

Snow in the countryside can be very picturesque and then a real pain for the days after as the snow becomes slushy and lingers about!

From a painting point of view though it is delightful, but only to photograph and rush back into the warm to paint.  Watercolours are great to paint when the snow is about and often the skies are dramatic.

Here are some painted over recent years., and I hope you will enjoy them. Some are from my Family History project showing places as they may have been when our ancestors were associated with them, others from holidays and the local area.

I think I am looking forward to some more snow this year but with mixed feelings as ever! Shovel and boots at the ready!
Boxley Church in Winter

Snow at Millbrook resort in New Zealand

Snow at Millbrook resort in New Zealand

Mount Cook in New Zealand

Mount Cook in New Zealand

Mount Tongariro in New Zealand

Mount Tongariro in New Zealand

The Frozen Fountains at Mons in Provence

The Frozen Fountains at Mons in Provence

Snowy mountains on the Haast Highway in New Zealand

Snowy mountains on the Haast Highway in New Zealand

Minster Abbey in Kent.As it may have looked in 1911

Minster Abbey in Kent.
As it may have looked in 1911

Tram in IstanbulI saw this photo in Istanbul and thought it would make nice painting.

Tram in Istanbul
I saw this photo in Istanbul and thought it would make nice painting.

Detling Church in KentAs it may have looked in 1809.

Detling Church in Kent
As it may have looked in 1809.

Snow at Leeds Castle in Kent

Snow at Leeds Castle in Kent

Snow at Gourdon in Provence

Snow at Gourdon in Provence

Snow at Gourdon in Provence

Snow at Gourdon in Provence

St Margaret's Church in Barming, Kent

St Margaret’s Church in Barming, Kent

Posted on December 10, 2012, in Family history, France, Landscape, Paintings from our travels, Paintings with snow, Travel, Watercolours and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Really really loves this ..I have always admire and of course jealous a bit for those who have this kind of talent . Great painting~~~~

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  2. A few deft strokes and you manage to convey a snowy scene. Magic!

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  3. I enjoyed this set of watercolours.

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