This painting depicts a winter woodland scene with a thin sprinkling of snow and a thatched cottage. It is largely made up out of my imagination, although I have used some photo references from my large library.
I have made use of a number of golden sections in the composition, notably the vertical positions of sun, the lady in the red coat and the stream.
My favourite dog, Oscar, makes an appearance again, this time apparently having a conversation with his owner.
I used this painting for one of my Christmas cards.
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** A Studio Proof canvas print is a giclée print on canvas that is hand-embellished by the artist using the same medium as the original painting (usually acrylic), signed, numbered and then coated in 3 layers of UV-resistant varnish. It is then mounted on stretchers ready for framing.
*** Giclée printing is an advanced form of ink jet printing that applies a wide range of coloured inks that are designed to be light-fast for at least 75 years.