Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Monday, March 23, 2015
Fresh March Snow Watercolour
I felt in the mood to do a watercolour today. We've had a bit of fresh snow over the last few days and more is coming our way after losing alot of it to a spring thaw. I love the brightness of the light at this time of the year, everything is so vibrant, almost blinding when the sun shines on the snow. Sunglasses are a must. I can't take all the credit for this painting, it was inspired by the late English watercolourist Roland Hilder. I am quite fond of his technique, it resonates with my own. This piece includes many of my favourite things about this time of the year, low scudding clouds, bright snow, shadows on the snow and colour that hints at spring around the corner.