It's been really, really cold in Stockholm this last week, with temperatures dropping down to -20 degrees! Luckily Swedish builders plan for this so our home has been nice and toasty. I took a brisk walk out the other day, you could feel the skin on your face starting to ache with the cold, but with the clear blue skies and crisp frost on the trees it was a pleasure to be outside.
With most of the snow having been cleared away, its mainly just the trees decorated with frosting of ice on the branches. I was going to paint this scene last summer, with the tree in full leaf, but felt it needed to be a stark outline against the warmth of the background building. I also wanted to create a crisp, fresh feel with a nordic blue sky and just a little ice and snow on the rooftops and road.
Acrylic paint on box canvas with painted edges