Fun In The Snow - Winter 1977

Iris Howitt

An old photo of the heavy snow which fell in our first winter at our new house - with a giant snowman, snowballs and the wheelbarrow that Santa had made in his workshop for Christmas.
The muted colours of the old photo inspired me to use the oils that I had been given previously but as yet unopened.
Painted on a Loxley canvas board, I found I could move the colours and work them over a long period before finally giving it as a Christmas present to my son, last year - and he recognised the old washing poles, long gone, and the brick walls now hidden by trees and greenery.
A nostalgic look back in time.

  • Media: Oil
  • Subject: Landscape, Members' Gallery
  • Size: 36cm x 26cm

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