This is why I have not been around the last 2 days!

Hi Friends! I am just digging out from 17″ of snow! We just got internet and power back this morning. We are lucky, some folks in my area may be out until Friday! The people living around the corner from us don’t have it back yet. We got slammed with a lot of snow very quickly. Since it was wet heavy snow and all of the leaves had not fallen off of the trees yet it made for many downed branches on power lines and tens of thousands of people without power. I think it might be a long winter! I hope everyone else who was hit is staying warm and safe. Check on your neighbors if your area was affected. Oh and don’t forget to vote today!

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I had been requested to paint a snowy scene and I was inspired Sunday as the flakes started to fall to do just that (I luckily got it uploaded and scheduled before our power was out!) You only need two colors of paint, Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna, to paint this scene. I am working on a block of #140 Strathmore 400 series but you can use whatever you like. I also used the huge Simply Simmons brush I bought for $4 at ACmoore the other day and I really like it! The photo is by Joseph Honings and ca be seen at Paint my Photo.

Now i need to go vote! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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  1. Welcome back, Lindsay.

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  2. Beautiful…can’t believe it was only 2 colors. I want some snow now! LOL!

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  3. stay warm & safe! love the painting!!

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  4. Lovely scene, but I am sure your area doesn’t look like this right now…LOL! Stay warm and cozy! Our weather here in Salem, OREGON is 50 degrees and soft rain now and again, with leaves turning colors and falling. We usually only get the white stuff once or twice a year and it doesn’t stay too long. I like it over Christmas, but otherwise, I’ll take the nice soft rain!!!! LOL!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  5. Very pretty painting. Would have loved to see the photo, but after following your link, found that you have to join the site. I’m so tired of sites like that and even more tired of having to give out my email address to every site I want to visit and just look around. In most cases I’ll never go back and yet they have my information. So, needless to say, I don’t bother with those kinds of sites.

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  6. Glad to hear that you are safe and warm through all that snow.

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  7. Wow Lindsay…17″ of snow!! I live in a part of the UK that doesn’t get very much snow, which is a shame as both my dog and I love the white stuff! I’m so glad you’ve got your power back and hope you and the family are keeping safe and warm. x

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  8. OM Gosh! Please Stay Safe and Warm!

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  9. Beautifull painting!

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  10. This is beautiful Lindsay! I love this picture. I like to look at freshly fallen snow and while it is falling but I don’t like to go out in it. I think it has to do with traumatic memories of my mom bundleing me up so much I could barely move and sending me out only for me to come back in seconds later needing to pee. Kids snow suits in the 50’s were from the devil. LOL

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  11. Linda,

    I thought that you might like this post.

    Dilip

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  12. Wow!!!!!

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  13. Just beautiful!! Makes CA so jealous. And everyone else with your talent.

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  14. I commented on this on your YT and still love and thinking about painting it along with you…
    So glad to hear you …was worried someone had kid-napped you or something…LOL
    Please stay warm and I know you don’t have heat in your craftroom…have to thought about moving it upstairs…for silly people like me….miss my huh your… videos….LOL…just kidding….hope your safe too…

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    • no heat and to add insult to injury a huge chunk of snow fell off the roof and busted in one of the casement windows, no heat is bad enough but a big hole is worse…at least I have good ventilation:) I’m sure hubby will fix it tonight though:)

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      • Glad to see you up and running. I really liked this tutorial, thank you.
        I had no idea you were getting a Nor’easter already. Wow and a broken window from snow. I’m probably one of the only people in our area that really enjoys a nice snowy winter (if it’s going to be cold i want snow) but I don’t want it to start in November.

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  15. It is unbelievable what damage snow can have. I am so glad you have power back. Light, love, and quick power recovery to all in this storms path!!!

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  16. First of all beautiful picture. Second, so sorry for all the snow and no power. Saw it on TV. So far in Michigan we’ve just had rain, but got a few flurries last Friday during the high school football game. But I was home where it was dry and warm. Take care and best wishes to all still without power. Edna

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  17. Hi Lindsay and crafty friends! I’m sure that this question has been answered dozens of times, but I was wondering if anyone has suggestions about how to frugally obtain good quality watercolor cards. I can’t find any at my local craft stores. Should I just try to make my own and buy envelopes? Is there a great place online that has good prices? Does anyone have a link they can send me to where Lindsay talks about this? Thanks, all!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous painting Lindsay. Loved watching you paint this with only two colors.

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  19. So glad your power is back on. A few years ago our power was out for 13 days due to snow followed by an ice storm here in southwest Mo. It’s no fun, that’s for sure. Hope all your friends and neighbors get their power on soon. Glad to hear your back!! Alice.

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  20. Loved the picture you painted and you made it look so easy. If I did that it would look like a bunch of black and gray lines. Hope you get out of that snow okay. We just got a little cool weather and a little rain in the Midwest. We are still able to go out and cut leaves and clean up our yard for winter. After cutting our grapevines back I am going to make a few wreaths. Good luck with the snow and stay warm.

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  21. Lindsay…I love your work and I love you!!! Wondering if you could post a few snow pics for us living so far down south, since we don’t have the pleasure of seeing the beautiful white stuff!!! Thank you, Debi from Cooper City, FL right outside of Ft. Lauderdale~

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  22. The painting is gorgeous — hard to believe it’s just two colors! Glad to hear you have your power back and I hope you don’t have more outages this winter.

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  23. Looks like fun, and you make it look so easy! I certainly wish I had your touch.

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  24. I really enjoyed watching you create this lovely watercolour. You definitely make it look easy and I am going to jump in soon and try it for myself. thanks for the inspiration

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  25. Hi Lindsay πŸ™‚
    Glad your hydro is back on and you and your family are OK. Great watercolour painting and only two colours; Incredible!!
    Thanks for sharing! Keep warm and safe.
    Take care.

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  26. Its bad here in Arizona. Temp is down to 60. Brrrr I’m freezing. Seriously, I am cold. Stay warm

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  27. Thanks so much for the picture, Lindsay. It’s beautiful and you make it look so easy to paint. Must say though, I’m a tropical girl and am so glad I don’t have 17″ of snow on the ground, especially this early in the fall/winter. I’m in Atlanta, Georgia, and as a kid you never wanted to have a cold Halloween where you had to put your coat on over your costume, although it was very cold and rainy this year, and I even remember the year not so long ago when we had snow flurries on Halloween. Love you, your work, and your videos, and only wish I had half as much as your talent. You inspire me to try harder!

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  28. I love winter scenes that include trees, but am always daunted by the fine lines required for all those branches. But your method here shows how to do that in a none scarey way. I need to try your method and just get on with it. Thank you Lindsay!

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  29. Beautiful use of just two colors! Inspiration for my play today πŸ™‚ I hope you stay warm and safe and can help you neighbors with some hot soup, coffee and a smile!

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  30. Well, I suspect that it is a little early for that much snow, all I can say is I have 2 spare rooms and a couch if you want to get out before it’s too late!!!! Do not cook much ( prefer to craft) but will keep the kids fed.
    Will be here in Bluff City, Tn painting your new creation while I wait!!!

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  31. As always your work is beautiful and inspiring. Good luck with winter coming so early. I’m a former New Englander, now in NC and I don’t miss the weather at all.

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  32. Love the paintings !!!!!!

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  33. Lindsay, had visitors when this was posted,. so just saw it. I like the painting and the limited pallet, and want to try it.
    I just discovered a HUGE pack of unused jell pens in every imaginable color buried under a stack of my hoarded art supplies. No idea of their age, but they are pretty much dried. Is there a way to re-constitute them?
    Thanks
    JoAnn in NC

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  34. Love it Lindsay! I’m going to try to share my card sized version. Just finished it last night after the third attempt. πŸ™‚ Hope the link works.

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  35. Oops – I’ll try again. There are a few of your tutorials CAS’es in my gallery if you don’t end up on the exact page I meant to link.

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