WINTER SCENES

AN EXHIBIT OF PAINTINGS WITH A THEME BY MEMBERS OF AQUANET ART
Down the Hill -- January
"Down the Hill -- January"
10 x 14
Arches 300 lb cold press --mostly Winsor and Newton paints

The view from a window of my former house in Arlington, Virginia. I was drawn to the warm tones of the winter Crepe Myrtle contrasted against the cool shadows on the snow.

Gwendolyn C. Bragg
Alaska Winter Dawn, Bethel
"Alaska Winter Dawn, Bethel"
12" x 22"
Fabriano Uno 300 lb SP

This is the view from the back of my son's house, to the west, and is the western sky lit by dawn. This part of Alaska, far to the west and close to the Bering Sea, is very flat and treeless. In the winter they still get a few hours of sun, but the sunrise is very slow and the arc is low in the sky.

Barry D. Lindley
Winter With Geese
"Winter With Geese"
15" x 20"
Arches 140 lb. cold press, Winsor & Newton

This is an old farm house no longer standing in a cornfield. My old photo didn't include geese, but that is a familiar sight around here. I used a limited palette of burnt sienna and Winsor Blue Red Shade.

Nita Leland
Vermont Vacation
"Vermont Vacation"
12" x 16"
Arches 140lb cold press

Inspired by visits to Vermont. The image is used as my Christmas Card this year. Photograph taken through glass at exhibition where it was sold as I had neglected to do that.

Mary E. whitehill
Yellow Sky in the North Woods
"Yellow Sky in the North Woods"
7 1/2'" x 11"
140 lb. Arches Hot-Pressed with Holbein watercolors

A scene I made up from memories of the north woods in winter. I tried to use a stylized approach with simple shapes.

Barbara Sailor
Les Reys, Crest-Voland, Savoie
"Les Reys, Crest-Voland, Savoie"
11" x 15"
W&N on Fabriano Artistico cold press

This sight of the mountain village where my mother was born brings back a lot of memories.

Gilles Durand
Winter Dawn
"Winter Dawn"
20 x 28
Arches 140 CP, W & N watercolors

This is the 2009 version of the schoolbus painting I do each year for a bus company to make prints/cards. It's always fun to come up with a new angle.

Richard Price
snowy landscape
"snowy landscape"
9 x 22 inch
Lanaquarelle cold press

A painting I did last year. I was driving in my car when I saw this scene and immediatly tried to put my impression on the paper when I got home.

Claudia Arztmann
Siberian Courtyard
"Siberian Courtyard"
27" h x 20" w
transparent watercolor on 140 lb Fabriano CP

A courtyard on Sakhalin Island. Copyright 10/'92

Carol Wickenhiser-Schaudt
Snow Scene
"Snow Scene"
18" w x 12" h
Canson 300 wt cp

Well, I'm relatively happy with this. I've been viewing this months submissions from the sunny Caribbean beaches of Mexico for the last 10 days. I'm back and it's bitter cold here with some snow so this painting came naturally. No paticular scene and I don't care to see one in person either. Winter is NOT my "cup-o-tea." Great stuff though everyone!!

Barry Launius
Winter in the Back Country
"Winter in the Back Country"
A3 297mm x 420mm
Arches Medium 300 gsm

A picture from memory - Painted this morning to meet the Aquanet deadline - we are just starting summer here in New Zealand!

Roy Boston
Peek-a-boo
"Peek-a-boo "
1/4 sheet
w/c on W&N 140# CP

Sometimes snow isn't white- or blue

Pat Davis
MT. HOLLY
"MT. HOLLY"
15 x 11
wc on Arches 140

One of my very first attempts at wc. It was at a friend's home in Vermont about 10 years ago! I loved the way the shadows undulated on the snow. Wish I had a better, more recent snow scene -- all of the entries have been so delightful.

DORIS ROBERTS
Winter Reflections
"Winter Reflections"
11x15
Watercolour on 140lb Arches

I was attempting to capture the beauty & clarity of the waterway on a day that promised Spring was just around the corner.

June Haynes
Calling
"Calling"
Half Sheet

No time to paint a new painting. This rendition of Japanese Cranes was completed after a workshop with Lian Zhen. Lots of pouring,lifting out and dropping paint in. A fun project.

Louise Franco
First Snow
"First Snow"
Half Sheet
W/N CP140#, mostly W/N W/C's

The painting was done from my memories of various winter scenes I've seen over the years. Happy Holiday & Happy New Year from Sunny but, cool Florida.

Frank Murphy
Quiet & Peaceful
"Quiet & Peaceful "
11x15
Arches 140#CP - Daniel Smith Watercolors

Snowy winter landscapes are some of my favorites. This is painted from memory. It doesn't snow very often in my part of Texas, but one year we had the most spectacular snow fall to usher in the New Year. Fortunately, I had a friend with a 4-wheel drive to take me on a ride to see the sights. The snow only lasted 24 hours then it was gone. :( But I do remember it vividly. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Susie Short
Fresh Snowfall
"Fresh Snowfall"
12"x16"
d'arches watercolor paper

Virginia Haines