|Houghall - Durham Artist Ingrid Sylvestre|
Our lovely landscape here in the North East UK is currently clothed with snow - how it transforms everything!
I realized that I hardly ever paint snow - and not having the time at present to go out there with easel and brushes, I dug out these two paintings I did while living at Houghall College of Horticulture & Agriculture in Durham City.
They are both quite small and painted in watercolour, white gouache and black ink on tinted Ingres paper.
While lecturing in Art & Design at Houghall I rented a wonderful house in the extensive and magnificent grounds. The first painting is of the view from the patio, looking beyond my beloved plants in tubs to the garden. The hedge always fascinated me, such a fantastic shape!
|Houghall - Durham Artists Ingrid Sylvestre|
The second painting is the view from one of the upstairs rooms, looking across the house garden to further lands belonging to the college. In the distance are the mysterious woods.
Whether in winter, spring, summer or autumn, this landscape and environment is a place of great beauty and wonder.
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