Balmoral Winter Scene
The familiarity and freedom of the countryside around Balmoral have inspired some of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales's finest watercolours. This view captures the dramatic qualities of the mountains and forests and makes use of strong contrasts of light and dark. The gestural painting creates an impression of a landscape full of energy, movement and changing light. Areas of the paper left white, and delicate washes of colour, help to evoke a twilight glow as shadows fall across the landscape at the end of a winter's day.