Watercolour 23×23cm Artists colours on 140 not watercolour paper.
It’s turned really cold here suddenly and I was put in the mood for this painting I made two years ago in preparation for a winter foliage workshop. The snow is actually unpainted paper. I masked out the snowy shapes before starting.


snow, evergreen, foliage, holly, berries

I’m a watercolour artist and art tutor from Nottingham, UK. I love painting flowers particularly and sharing techniques with others as I really rate this wonderful medium. I have written two watercolour tips and techniques books which demonstrate the way I like to use watercolour.

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  • Marriet
    Marrietalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful reminder of the holidays!

  • Yes, they’re coming all too fast!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    This just glistens!

  • Thanks Marsha! I’m really glad to hear that!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago

    lovely, lovely work Ann :))

  • Thank you rosalin!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 4 years ago

    I love the snow! Great work!

  • Thanks Ken!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    GORGEOUS Ann ! … what a Fabulous Christmas image … A real winner for the Festive season ……………… The Holly is painted with such beautiful skill .

  • Thank you Paul!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • PierceClark
    PierceClarkalmost 4 years ago

    Yes, Marsha, your words are perfect: just glistens!!

  • Thank you Donna! Love the contrast between snow and dark green leaves.

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    So lovely, Ann…I think perfect in every way. You are a fav artist!

  • Oh thanks Sally, what a nice thing to say!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Picatso
    Picatsoalmost 4 years ago

    I love how you manage to do a crisp leave and then a fuzzy one in the background. Great technique.

  • Thank you , glad that bit worked!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    this is LOVELY Ann!!!

  • Thank you Charmiene!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful Ann, love it all!

  • Thank you Ray, that’s nice of you!

    – Ann Mortimer

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