Thursday, April 12, 2018


Again, I started with the sky, playing it a bit safer by dropping in the pink and blue, not the orange as well.

 ... then added the orange and more blue, all done wet in wet ...

same procedure and colours  for the land masses ...

... started developing some shadows over the snow, using pink and indanthrone ...

... start the buildings ...

This was the stage I was dreading - doing a soggy wet in wet application on a partly finished painting, to simulate the appearance of distant trees in snow on the far right.

Actually, it didn't turn out badly, and looked much better after the second w/w wash. I also worked more on the ground shadows.

I am here now. It's looking not too bad. Em came out from Vancouver a few days  ago, and gave it a big seal of approval, with the proviso that I add more rocks to the foreground. [Newfoundland is a very rough, rocky, and I would say, bleak part of Canada, but then I live on the cushy west coast].

I almost always put a make-shift mat around the painting to see how it's coming along.

So that is the saga, so far, of the Newfoundland landscape.  While Em was visiting, she told me a few stories about the area - it always makes the painting much more meaningful to me. And I will finish the first attempt as well, and Em can take both of them - one for her brother, and one for her.

Thank you for dropping by!


  1. Beautiful! The colors are absolutely incredible!

  2. This is simply gorgeous. You even can make snow look beautiful. Have a super weekend. Hugs!

  3. In the olden days, before Boeing built the 707, there were no aircraft that could fly direct from the Europe to the USA … I was already well into a flying-career in those days. We could just make it across ‘the pond’ if we staged at Gander (Newfoundland’s) airport. At that time Gander was a big busy modern airport with most airlines using it.
    Over the years I got to know Gander very well and really liked the people. For a start, I tend to mutter, and they understood every word I said! It remains one of my favourite places.
    With the advent of cross-Atlantic flight, Gander became a bit of a White Elephant, and hardly used, until, that is, 9/11. Most flights destined for North US were diverted into Gander. Without notice, the Newfoundlanders of Gander found they had to play host to a volume of diverted passengers (including a Gorilla) larger than the population of Gander. They rose to the occasion in that quiet and resolute way they have and were marvellous. Words can’t express my admiration.
    I love the painting, and photographs from the last post (I had somehow missed). Brilliant, they will make an excellent gift. (sorry to ramble)

  4. This is outstanding once again, Kathryn. Gorgeous colors and I always love how you paint snow...Beautiful scene!!!!

  5. Well done! And I so enjoyed seeing the progress of each step.

  6. this is gorgeous! perfect lighting and reminds me a lot of the East coast :)