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A Copper Winter

Voy Kay 14 Jan 2022

'Russet winter' was scheduled for today but early this morning, I changed my mind and did 'A copper winter' instead. Man, that was a mistake!
I was quite upset when I started this, personal issues at the house in the morning, but I thought: 'hey, no worries, I will paint Bob now and it will all be okay in a while'. And it did but while the head was getting at ease, the rest of the body did not follow.
Had enormous troubles getting my lines okay, handle the brushes right and even mix the colours up to perfection. Birches are my favourites but I created dragonsticks!
So .... sorry to say, this is only a mediocre creation where I had a real beauty in mind!

Ah well, tomorrow a better one then?!


Canvas used was a budget 12"x16". Easy parts were the background, the water and the snow banks. Paint had trouble sticking on bushes and trees so always have some liquid white/clear around.


Two days later ... I took knife and cloth to wipe off most of the paint (see the additional picture). What remained was some shimmy background which I will use in another creation. That way not all of this creation is a total loss.

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Comments

Nice dragonsticks Voy haha! Let is rest for a day, tomorrow you have a different look at it I think the snowbanks are great!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Yes Jos, I'm very in control snowbanks concerned. I have the same with bushes and trees but today ... my hands went in all but the right directions!!

As you say .... tomorrow will be a brighter day!

Voy I don’t know what a dragonstick is but if it’s a gorgeous tree you nailed them. Love the birches!

Nice work, I like the detail work on your trees and the pine has a beautiful shape and color!

Don't be so hard on yourself. It turned out just fine.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Brian, I like to call my failure dragons, because most dragons are ugly beasts. So my trees become dragonsticks in my world.
The bark is terrible! Normally I am very okay painting birches but this time ... the hand just didn't follow the commands!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thanks Debbie, as always you brighten up my spirit!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Matt, I need to be hard at times or I keep painting more dragons then I want to.
The family also disliked this one and it is rare that the three of us (my daughter is the better artist in the house!) have the same conclusion.

But thank you for your positivism, it does help!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Two days later ... I took knife and cloth to wipe off most of the paint (see the additional picture). What remained was some shimmy background which I will use in another creation. That way not all of this creation is a total loss.

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