Being an artist does not necessarily means to find a setting and paint in front of it!
Many times we have to simply invent a mood or a total scenery.
For example, in the middle of Winter, I love painting my roses. So, with the so many references I keep of all my flowers, I take one here, another there and compose a bouquet with the addition of one of my objects and voila... a Still life is born!
Just now, I wanted to compose a snow scenery.
I did scratch my head about which one!
Until I arrived to the decision to paint my favourite place: Dungeness.
I have written an article about Dungeness for the Magazine Hythe and Romney Marsh now called the Cinques Port
You can read it on this link : http://www.beatricecloakefineart.com/dungeness.html
Snow is very very rare in Dungeness as it is right by the sea.
It is what is the most challenging thing to paint an atmospheric sky that I do not see.
Just have to invent it, with the colours.
In addition, the snow takes the colours of the sky.
It is as I was going along that my imagination took over.
I could imagine the little shacks switching their lights etc etc...
So here is the result
Winter on Dungeness
Watercolour on Arches Paper
Winsor Newton Fine art paint