Friday, March 17, 2017

Snowy Branch

In the past week or so we have had snow twice. The first snowstorm was last Friday and we got about  12 inches of snow. It was thick and heavy and looked so pretty. Once it stopped I had to go out and sketch it. I walked around our apartment complex and had to sketch this while the snow was still clustered on the tree branches. Even as I was sketching the snow was falling off the branches onto my page. lol This was sketched with my Elegant Writer pen so I could let it bleed for shadows.





Our second snowstorm was this Tuesday. They predicted 10-14 inches but the storm turned and we got about 4-5 inches before it turned over to sleet and then heavy rain. It washed away most of it here, but ride north on Long Island about 25 minutes and there is a big difference. I really didn't mind more snow...I think I've had enough, but it is pretty when it is freshly fallen like the first storm.

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  1. Great job on the snowy branches! I know just what you mean -- it can fall off as quickly as it arrives!

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    1. It does make for messy sketching. lol Thanks.

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  2. The branches full of snow are so well done, Joan! I think it made a gorgeous little painting and I love it! We got a bit of snow here...they said 5 inches but no way. It didn't even last a day before it melted away at the edges. Then by the next day, gone! Jeff itching for nice weather to ride...me? I love the cold weather because I love being indoors at home.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! At this time of year the snow doesn't last long since the sun is so much stronger. Enjoy the ride if it is nice enough.

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  3. It is pretty when it is fresh and coats the trees but such a pain otherwise. Nice photos Joan

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    1. Val, you are right. It is pretty just after it falls and then it turns into a pain and starts to get messy looking.

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  4. It is gorgeous at this point but one it falls and goes to slush, ugg!! I am glad you didn't get what was predicted. You caught the feeling so well.

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