Thursday, December 30, 2010
South Carolina Snow and Pond Reflections
Winsor Newton WC
We enjoyed this particular snow event while visiting my daughter in South Carolina. Snow for them is even more rare than it is for us. Once the roads cleared, we drove around a bit hoping to find a few scenes to sketch. We found this small pond and tree reflection - with a bit of snow remaining on the field.
I used Bombay White India ink for the snow, trying to achieve that 'melting' look that the scene contained. Leaving the paper white would have been too 'snowy" I think ... but I'm not sure the ink conveys 'snow melt' either ...
At any rate ... it was a fun thing to try!
We've been spending most of our time on those chores we can't get done over the weekends - car service, banks, etc. so there hasn't been as much time to paint as I had hoped. Still, it's good to get some of these neglected tasks out of the way before returning to work.
Hope your day is terrific!