Snow at Marlow. Oil on linen, 20 x 36 inches.
This series of photographs was taken over a period of two hours on 21 December – the winter solstice.
The first stage was to apply an imprimatura of raw umber and ultramarine blue to the canvas. Then I very roughly marked out the composition with thin paint – also using a rag to draw into the wet paint. A glaze medium was used to ensure the thinned paint was not underbound.
I was lucky that the quality of light changed very little through out the afternoon so I was able to keep painting for a couple of hours. I will look at it again in a few days but I think it is finished.