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January 18, 2014

Snowfall

Aspudden, Stockholm in snow

I had a go at our kitchen view here in Stockholm today, to be able to capture the heavy snowfall. Would have loved to go out to sketch, but these huge snowflakes is not what you want landing on your page while drawing.

Snowfall tends to take away the contrasts, and usually everything turns monochrome grey. But  today there was a spectacular light out there. Everything was softly pastel coloured. Even the sky was all yellow-pink-blue-grey. Makes the world look so gentle and kind, doesn´t it?

18 comments :

Laureline said...

Beautiful, Nina! I hope to be in Stockholm next December... would love to meet up and sketch!

Rene Fijten said...

You are right, normally snow turns quite monochrome. This is very beautiful.

Nina Johansson said...

Thanks a lot!
@Laura: of course we have to meet up and sketch then! Just let me know if and when! :)

Karen Youngson said...

Beautiful, as painters we can always find the colours. I am in the desert and see the beauty everywhere....even the greys and browns.

Suhita said...

just wow, Nina, what color! really lovely, your capture of diffused magical light

Les B said...

Quite a change from our 70F degree days here in California.

Beautifully done!!

Shari Blaukopf said...

This is a beauty Nina! It's wonderful when the light surprises you, isn't it?

Sven Swora said...

Everything becomes quiet when snow is falling.
That is what your picture says to me.

Pedro said...

Beautiful !

Orn B Jonsson said...

I love this one! The snowflakes are so real and the colors beautiful! Greetings from Iceland.

Nordljus said...

I love snow, especially in the city. This is just beautiful! Love the colours.

Streetcolor said...

This reminds me of an Japanese woodblock print, you can feel the life of the whole city. Thank you !

Inma Serrano said...

Ohhhh! LOVE!

Shiho Nakaza said...

You captured the light so beautifully, Nina!

VHein said...

This is breathtaking, Nina! A very magical light.

Nina Johansson said...

Thank you folks, you are too kind! The light was quite astonishing that day, it has been more the monochrome grey since then. Beautiful too, but not as surprising as this was.
@Sven: you are right, it does get more quiet when the snow falls.

Lils said...

I wish I can draw, sketch, paint, whatever!! I just got a link to this blog because Urban Sketchers are in Munich this Saturday!! There are so many beautiful sketches, it is so hard for me to put a favourite but snow fall?! It's so hard to take a photo of a snow fall and you got it with a drawing! I'm in love :)

Nina Johansson said...

Thanks a lot, Lils, glad you like it! It is hard to capture snow falls, I am glad I had the luxury of sitting indoors for this one.