Trees and Snow

Trees and Snow

2005, 30x40cm, Acrylic on canvas, 225

I am very pleased with the way this painting turned out. I was in two minds about whether to paint the fence on the right, but I am glad I did. In adding this very simple indication of the perspective of the scene, it comes to life. You see the slope of the field, rather than a uniform white area. I can imagine trudging through the snow by the fence, towards the trees.

The city in the background (Sheffield) was also a potential stumbling-block. I was worried about putting in too much detail and distracting the eye from the rest of the scene; I wanted to give the minimum amount of detail required to give the impression of the city without making it look like a wasteland.