Time to start painting a few winter scenes, I know feels like I’m rushing it doesn’t it? I’m still finishing up some of my Fall landscapes, but I’m pulled to get started on a couple of winter scenes.
Today’s oil pastel (7×5) called Winter at the Moors, II. Last year I painted my first snow scene, which was called Winter at the Moors – showing a snowy pathway heading up a hill at the UK – Moors http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2012/12/05/winter-at-the-moors/. I’ve continued the scene with today’s painting showing the top of the hill looking out over the Moors at dusk as the sun was setting. The blustery, cold scene where you can barely make out the distant landscape is what caught my attention – something mystery about it that I wanted to capture in OPs.
The reference image was taken by Elaine Cross, photographer at pmp – Elaine was on a winter hike through the Moors with her friend. They lost their way just as the sun was setting, talk about eerie. Her friend was none too pleased that Elaine kept stopping to take pictures, they managed to get out alright but imagine how nervous they were probably getting.
Hope you enjoy my toast to the beginning of Winter ~