Snow time!

Snow time!

What a treat to have a recent deluge of snow and I was fortunate enough to be able to get out a couple of times over the brief spell we had in December before it quickly melted away. I needed to be careful with the ankle as it’s still not back to full strength so I cautiously stepped out to a couple of local spots in Stony Stratford that caught my eye.

‘Snow by the river, Stony Stratford’  9×11.5in, oil on board

I also found a spot in the town standing under a pine tree in York Road which I thought would be more sheltered and the ground underfoot was clear. As I started to paint and the snow began to thaw I was periodically treated to generous lumps of snow falling from the branches above onto my head, easel and the painting! It must have looked quite comical to passers by seeing me getting covered with snow like that. By the end of the session I had an inch of slush accumulated in the palette and it was a good job I had it tilted so the water ran away. Great fun though and the painting seemed to turn out OK.

‘Snow down York Road, Stony Stratford’  12x16in, oil on board

Here is the state of the palette at the end of the painting session!

A very damp palette!



  1. Nigel fletcher 1st January 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Hi David, I like the new site! And the snow paintings.

    • David 1st January 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks Nigel! That’s very kind and you’re my first commenter on the new site 🙂

      Glad you like the snow paintings. I’m hoping for more of the white stuff rather than the grey drizzle we’ve been getting recently. Happy new year!

  2. Francois Del Fueyo 2nd January 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Hi David,
    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    You’ve built a nIce Web site, in any case much more dynamic than the first one. Which tool did you use (the former IT Manager speaking)?
    Your paintings are always so beautiful!

    • David 2nd January 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the kind words and good wishes Francois, they are much appreciated. Yes, the old site was rather tired and dated so an overhaul was long overdue, especially given the pace at which the technology changes these days. I used the WordPress platform with Avada as the starting point which has some nice integrated features such as the slider plugins. As is often the case with these things I ended up making quite a few customisations to get it how I wanted but that’s really why I chose WordPress/Avada as you can still make your own tweaks if you want them.

      Glad it’s finished now though as it took longer than I thought it would!

      Best wishes for a a happy new year, David.

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