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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

A day of snow and ice



Today was good and bad, we finished work early due to the severe weather we were having and are still due to have which was good, unfortunately for us, we live so far away from any main roads it was already too treacherous to drive home so we had to park up our van and walk home along the track shown above to our house. Having said that it wasn't that bad, we'd stopped at the chip shop and bought some chips which we ate as we wondered home!



 As you can see no one had been there before us on our trek! Willow bravely led the way and I only fell over once, landing on my knee and hopping all the way home!!!



And here is our house not long after the snow began to fall, the flakes were getting bigger and stickier!



And why did the chicken cross the road! My two wildlly viscious killer dogs just watch as a hen saunters by across the garden



So I decided to take some more photos and here are my two trusty assistants who check lighting and focus at every turn!



Not forgetting Gypsy who does suffer in the snow due to her lack of height, she seems to sink with every paw step!




Here is my beautiful Zac, he's a bit of a snow baby and he eats it, rolls in it and runs around in it! Isn't he handsome!



And finally some of my geese out in the snow, they skate more than waddle in this weather, the other half were wise and stayed in their shed all huddled up in the straw. Clever birds!

And going back to art, I have indeed tried to keep to my intentions of producing more art work, I've actually started a new wildlife portrait and will blog that next, just to keep you in suspense! I've got some more 'portraits to do' images to add and will do that next just to keep you all up to date.

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2 comments:

sam said...

Great pics, love the dogs is that a smallholding you have? Awful with all the snow we a re having Im staying in doors)

pencilportraits said...

Hi Sam, no it's not a small holding but we do have a lot of pets! Today is even worse, we've had about 6 - 8 inches overnight on top of frozen tracks so I'm staying in too

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