It appears that my desire to walk and paint is still stronger than to write about it ! Ha ha! Keeping up with my Blog has not been as often as I intended ! I think the problem is that the internet can be all too time consuming and before you know it you've lost half the day.
Anyway, life is good and I've enjoyed many walks this year discovering new places and paths.
I was sad to see the Summer end but waited eagerly for the Autumn colours to arrive. But it was a long wait and the trees were reluctant this year to change and drop their leaves. It resulted in just small patches of colour over a long period of time. I searched various paths looking for areas where the low sunlight broke through the trees. It was not as easy to find such places as I had hoped. I discovered some wonderful woods and found the perfect bridleway not far from my home ....
|Along the Woodland Path
|The Woodland Pond
|The Autumn Bridleway
December arrived and still many of the leaves hung onto the trees . This turned out to be to my advantage .
Over the past few years here in mid Sussex the Winters have been bleak and dreary . Barely any frost and only a wish for snow. Imagine my delight this year when snow arrived and turned my surroundings into a Winter Wonderland ! Just wonderful !
|Snow in Sussex !!!!
The colours of the trees almost glowed and looked stunning . I've only ever painted 4 snowy landscapes so I've been delighted this year to have the chance to take on the challenge and I've loved every moment of it :)
"Woodland Winter "
Acrylic on canvas 24" x 18"