“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” – by Edith Stillwell
Several years ago a wonderful photographer at pmp, John Warren, took a beautiful photograph of a thatched-roof cottage during the summertime. It is located in Selworthy England. For me, this was quintessential England – perfect. Only when I saw the image I saw the cottage surrounded by snow. Edith Stillwell’s quote sums up my feeling about this special place ~ there is no place like the comfort of home.
Cottage in the Winter, an acrylic (11×14) painting was done on a gesso prepared hardboard using Golden and Liquitex brand acrylics. I took some artistic license with the scene and added a few elements – snow (of course), a road, stairs for both the front and back entrances, and a distant lake. For the most part the cottage is as John presented it to us through his lens. This type of winter scene was a new undertaking for me, but I have to say it was a real joy to paint and express it as I saw in my mind’s eye.
Spring is almost here – enjoy the last of the wintry days. Click onto the image to enlarge ~
Please don’t take my images – my art is copyrighted. Please don’t copy or use the image without receiving my permission first – see disclosure on the right panel.