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Watercolour Christmas card of Darwin College Cambridge in the snow

Posted On: Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Summary: This watercolour of Darwin College Cambridge is a fiction really. There's no snow at the moment and I adapted this from a photograph I took in the middle of summer

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darwin college watercolour paintingA friend asked me if I would paint a Christmas card of a Cambridge scene in watercolour as a Christmas card. I like this viewpoint of Darwin College, so it was an obvious choice.

I cut a half imperial sheet of watercolour paper in half and then folded it to give a card effect approximately 11"x8". Nice thick piece of paper so it works well with a "hinge" at the top.

There's no snow around at the moment so this version is pure imagination on my part. Well, not quite; I had a photograph on my computer of this view in mid summer. There is an article for Cambrige Art Academy members showing the summertime photograph and how I changed it to a snow scene. Here's the link if you are member, and if you aren't a member yet, why not sign up? It's totally free.


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