It’s so cold and I am loving it. Yesterday I was treated to a wonderful trip up into the mountains to see the snow. I have never seen or touched snow before.
It was the most magical experience, especially seeing as I was sharing it for the first time with my two granddaughters Chloe and Annie, and my daughter Bec.
I was facinated with the texture and how well the snow held together. It is a perfect medium for sculpting. I could have stayed there all day building snowmen.
Lots of photos, ready for some sketching when I returned home. My little granddaughter was so busy, I couldn’t take my eyes off her for a quick sketch while we were there, so I had to wait until I returned home.
We come across a log that had a lineup of beautiful snowmen. We had to add one to the collection. A little mini exhibition of snowmen, so beautifully crafted by children.
Chloe and I made this cute little snow rabbit.
I took a lot of photos and wondered how I would represent this wonderful adventure when I arrived home. How would I convey the beautiful sight of white snow softly embracing everything in its reach.
This trip was made so much more magical by seeing it through the eyes of my granddaughter Chloe, I had to somehow capture that feeling. One of my photos was of her sitting on the log beside a row of snowmen. Such beauty in her innocence.
I did a rough sketch of this image.
Then a very simple watercolour wash was added. I accentuated a few areas with a fine ink pen. You know the old saying less is more. Do you agree?