the dale under snow

The dale being Nidderdale in Yorkshire, the location of our vineyard. Looking very different at this time of year. Mrs Summerhouse created this about a month ago when we had our first, and so far, only snow, not looking very likely for a white Christmas either. Still at least she captured this beautiful scene.

We wish you all a happy Christmas or whatever your version of that might be and I’ll hopefully write a bit about ours for next Tuesdays blog, assuming it hasn’t been too terrible.

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  1. John 6 months ago

    Love the picture especially the way your wife has captured the sky. Merry Christmas.

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      summerhouse 6 months ago

      Thanks John, we often joke, Mrs SH landscape artist speciality – skies. Other bits not too bad.

  2. Still the Lucky Few 6 months ago

    I’ve gone MIA for the past week or so, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading your blog! Just too busy getting ready for Christmas to focus and write some comments! Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays, and thank you for a year of amazing writing and exhibitions of art by Mrs. S. You are both gifted people.
    All the very, very best in health and happiness for 2017!
    Diane Dahli, Still the Lucky Few

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      summerhouse 6 months ago

      Thank you Diane, your comments have been much appreciated and we both wish you well in 2017. Thanks again.

  3. Still the Lucky Few 6 months ago

    I have just commented, but it hasn’t shown up in you comment stream, so I think it may have strayed off somewhere. I’ll come back to try again!
    Diane

  4. Maddy 6 months ago

    I just love Mrs Summerhouse’s art, especially for the colours and shapes of the fields. This one with white fields makes the sky more prominent.
    I’m wondering how large the painting is? Do you scan them or take a photo?

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      summerhouse 6 months ago

      Thanks Maddy, in old money the biggest are about 3′ by 4′, the snow one is 2′ by 1 and 1/2′ , the one she’s working right now is about 2’4″ by 3’4″. They’re mostly pastel on canvas, some watercolour on canvas and some watercolour and ink on paper. Either she or I take photos and she works from them and sometimes real life or thumb nail sketches. No scanning involved. Now she has her new iPad for Christmas who knows what she’ll come up with!

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