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This little picture completely captures the atmosphere of a late winter’s day. The soft, muted colours convey the cold bleakness of the scene but also suggest the promise of coming warmth. The snow has mostly gone, although small patches hold on tenaciously, especially at the back of the house – but on the wall is a shadow of the gnarled old tree. The sun has definitely come out, if only for a moment.
Oil on oak
H 25.9 x W 30.4 cm