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Wintertime Discovery

Voy Kay 04 Feb 2022

I had this creation already set up to paint about a week ago, yet always something came in between.
Today, I was finally able to take it on and had scheduled a full half an hour for it, so at Bob's pace thus. Already very soon, I noticed that everything was going my way and that I had a possible gem in the making, so I lowered my speed considerably! So happy I did and thus had a very nice painting in some 80 minutes of fun and smiles.

A budget canvas board 10"x12" was used for this creation. Normally a budget board painting is bound for disaster but this time .... I had a great result with it!
Hardest part was to leave out a cabin but I was so pleased with my trees I did not want to cover them up partially. Besides, the canvas was too small for a nice and descent cabin. I also painted only one tree on the right so that I could give it more branches, much to my delight!
Easiest part was the sky, the snow, the background trees and the dead tree on the right.

This really is a nice painting to do, nothing very difficult here, I can assure you.

Hope you like this creation too!

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Very nice. I can see why you would not want to cover those trees :)

Felix Creator of

The three different types of trees look fantastic!

It would not surpise me if the dead tree on the right comes alive in springtime Voy, a nice and quiet painting on a great medium

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Indeed Tony, Bob has good ideas but also emphasizes that every creation is our world, so we can improvise with it.
I worked hard on those trees (the smaller the canvas, the more difficult I believe) so really had a thorough thought about it before I decided not to implement a cabin in that location.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thanks Felix, always happy to read your comments!!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Jos, such great comment, thank you so much!!

True, I could hardly stop creation mor and more branches on that tree. it is addictive that when you paint is running well, you want to continue with a tree!

flippergirlpaints Top Event Submitter

Such a pretty painting! That tree on the right is excellent!

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

That bare tree is extremely well done

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thanks Pam, I never had a good idea on placing two trees there, like Bob did, but wanted one that really had some body! Honestly, I was hardly to stop painting those branches! 😋😉

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Matt, normally I don't use a fan brush for those but here I did, much to my liking. So one stroke was done with vdBrown and black, the other with the same mix and some white added to it.
Gave the fantastic result of that trunk AND motivated me enormously to paint as much branches as I thought were needed!

Till next one my friend!

Love the bare tree especially Voy! Great branches. It looks like when it warms up a bit the leaves will be back for another season.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

You are giving me an excellent idea Brian!
I'm gonna retry this one but in another season!!!
THANK YOU, and so happy you love the tree!!

I am loving this photo! It’s been chilly here in Utah as well and this just sets the mood, love the tree in the foreground, that absolutely stands out

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Kaylee, amazing that you mention the photo since a small part of it was blurred.
I use a 12 year old Sony pocket camera for this and, as an exception, since I prefer natural light, I photographed this under artificial light.
Quite a different effect, I can assure you!

VERY happy you love the tree, and .... I am jealous. Visited all of the mids of USA and the entire West but .... Utah! If I am able to fly again, it is HIGH on my 'to visit' list!!!

You absolutely should add it, I have a list that’s just waiting to start getting crossed again as well. I have lived in Colorado, Arizona and now Utah. By far, it is one of the most underrated states in my opinion. Access to outdoor fun is right out my front door and the wildlife here, if you know where to look, is just full of joy. I LOVE it here but don’t tell a soul, it’s a secret gem.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Kaylee, I've been to Colorado (2013) but only for one day, FAR too few for that city and state but if I ever end up in Utah, I won't be pleased with less then two weeks!!!

Just great to look at, well done!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you Adam, for a cheap canvasboard, this really came out very well!

Super Voy!!! It looks amazing without the cabin. The right side tree is gorgeous. Love your version! Well done!!

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