So, short blog this week...just a word or two of advice. If you decide to go outdoors to paint snow, then the most important bit of kit you can have is WATERPROOF BOOTS WITH THICK SOLES. The cold creeps up your legs from the ground, and no matter how many layers you may be wearing, if your feet get frozen solid, your legs will quickly follow and you will feel horrible. Do not attempt to go out into the snow, to stand for lengths of time, wearing simple rubber waterproof boots. It wont be more than a few minutes before you will be numb and frozen.
Next bit of advice........although snow and ice may be white, try to find alternative colours to use. Blues, purples, pinks, apricots - they can all be found in snow scenes. Particularly when the sun shines. The sunshine will PAINT the snow with shades of gold and pink and orange.........and the shadows will be blues and lavendars and purples. Can't see this? Take a white sheet of paper or card out with you, and hold it up so that you can see the snow or ice, and see the white paper, and see how the colours change according to the prevailing light. You may have seen this before, but just to make the point that you need use very little actual WHITE: