Painting from memory; a fabulous late afternoon with fresh snowfall, low sun throwing apricot through and bouncing off the dark clouds and the snow.
I stopped on the way home to look at the gorgeous light on the landscape. The furrows and tyre tracks in the ploughed field made a beautiful pattern on the hillside, with smooth snow n the adjacent field.
The low sun threw apricot light on the snow and shone through the dark clouds.
It didn't last long. By the time I'd driven for maybe 5 minutes it was gone, the sky was all dark clouds or grey. So this is from memories. I did take some photos but didn't get them out when doing this and the previous one,
I started it off in the Pen and Ink app
The image was then imported into Sketch Club and I painted it on a layer below with some final touches on a layer above the 'pen' sketch.
I like this ability to use layers - it replicated using a watercolour wash over a pen sketch and then using a little gouache over this to obscure some parts.
I then added another layer and put some loose blurry birds in, trying to get the speed and movement of the flock that suddenly took off as I watched.
Another version in iPastel is here.
I really like the way that snow simplifies and minimalises the landscape.