Snow at the Cape, 28th February, 2018, 3.50pm

Plein air, oil on board apprx. 15  x 20 cm

It’s been almost 10 years since the last significant fall of snow this far west, this latest fall rather heavier than the last and extending right down to the shoreline. I was reminded again what a fascinating subject snow is to depict and how difficult it is to paint, the subtle shifts in colour temperature in areas receiving sunlight and those in the shade picking up reflected light and skylight, seem to change with each glance. Drifting powder snow, blown from the fields across the valley in the strong blustery wind would partially obscure the view making for challenging painting conditions.

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