Over the Christmas season I saw a lot of cards, wrappings, snow globes, etc. with snowmen on/in them. I had been wanting to paint a winter scene and try to capture the white snow and the deep shadows that fall in the late afternoon. I also wanted to try a landscape and try to make the background look far away and fading into the distance. I had been using indigo and absolutely love the color and the versatility of it. I thought it would be the right color to try and show the white of the snow and the shadows across it, as well as fading the background. And just for fun, add the snowman for a touch of color. I kind of like this, I like the way the indigo gives the look and feel of cold, crisp weather. Loooove this color!
I have spent the last two days in a very intense pre-retirement planning course. And yay! I actually can retire in this lifetime. What a relief! I'm pretty sure I can also afford to buy watercolor paint and paper when I retire, too. Yep, life is good.