Chimneys in snow
Acrylic on wood panel 8" x 8"
This is possibly one of the most complex paintings I have attempted so far. It had so much detail in it. I tried to ignore that and go for the big shapes. Also I limited my palette to cerulean, paynes grey, ultramarine, yellow ochre, raw umber and mars violet deep. That sounds like quite a lot of colours but some were used very sparingly. The scene is so typical of English northern hill towns. You can clearly see the row upon row of little terraced houses each with their own chimney. Not much smoke comes from them these days though as most of them have central heating fitted!