Colours of Winter

I have framed the first of my paintings for the forthcoming exhibition, so here is a sneak preview.

The unseasonally warm sunshine has pulled the landscape out of winter and truly into spring and summer. Leaves are on the trees, the gorse is in flower and everything looks fresh and lovely.

But…. I love the colours of Winter. If you truly look at your landscape, far more colour is there to be seen than you think. The low sun softens the shadows and reflected light warms the greys. The sea in winter can be very grey, but on a sunny day warms to cerulean, one of my favourite blues.

The gorse in contrast has no flower and some no leaf either as it has been battered by the Atlantic winds. It is a tangled mass of grey and brown which in the sunlight give an overall pinky purply hue.

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