Drawing January: Winter and snowdrops

Hello – and a belated Happy New Year! I’ve just come indoors from my first drawing expedition into the garden. I know that’s overstating it, but I do carry so much stuff down from the studio, it feels like I’m going to the North Pole! Weather bright and sunny after a flurry of snow – not like the painted sketches I did last year (or was it the year before?), but certainly, it was chilly! I went down to the pond, where I discovered our first snowdrops. I used large paper and pastel for a change. Here are my drawings and photos from today along with a couple of studies of the garden in oil when the snow came down properly!:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

14 thoughts on “Drawing January: Winter and snowdrops

    • Anita, thank you so much! I was thinking about you when I ‘set out’ on my adventure in the snow this morning – I thought to myself, ‘This is a bit tame compared with Chicago and a polar vortex!!!!’ I couldn’t believe the snowdrops either – they’re definitely earlier than usual, but you can see that they face south and get a lovely spell of sunshine when it comes out. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • It certainly seems to be shaping up that way, Sheree. I bet it’s just right for riding the bike where you are – Very slippery round here! Thanks for lovely comment, glad you like the paintings, Happy New Year to you and all at Velovoices 🙂

      Like

      • so that’s where I differ. I stand in the cold drawing while my feet turn to ice. Once in the States, I went snow shoe walking (they warned me to watch out for grizzlies). I tried to paint the scenery but the paints wont work when the water freezes on the brush.

        Liked by 1 person

      • You’re absolutely right! It’s a different proposition altogether in a country that really knows what ‘cold’ is… and we don’t have the threat of bears here. It’s a walk in the park by comparison. 🙂

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s