Thursday, April 19, 2018

#2078 "Snowed In Long Reach"

From March 2018...
It had snowed hard overnight. About 25 centimetres of wet and heavy snow had accumulated. The depth of the snow would have been double that if the flakes had remained as frozen dendritic aggregates. The snow accumulated on the trees in a characteristic way and that was the reason for this painting and the following series of snow studies. As well snow is not just white but takes on the values and colours of the environment. I took a nice walk along Long Reach Lane to capture the fleeting moments. A few beech leaves still clung to new growth along side the lane. The evergreens were very heavily laden by the heavy and wet snow.

This portion of Long Reach actually borders Long Reach itself which is just upstream from Red Horse Lake. Those are my tracks in the snow along the lane. A car would have had a difficult time to navigate the lane.
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