'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.