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Wilderness Cabin

Ninoum 18 Jan 2023

This one was on my list to paint for a little while. Today was Da Day!!

Something about my shingles I am not crazy about. I might need to touch them up.

The rest, I am good with. It was so much fun to paint. No hiccups during the process, meaning no scrapping session! lol!

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Awesome painting, Nancy. Great color and detail.

And I think I see what you mean about the shingles. There's something there I'm not liking, either. Oh, I see it, now. They're BETTER than anything I could paint. ๐Ÿ™‚ Kidding. Very nice job on this. Love it.

Hi Nancy , i like this Scene and i like how you paint it. . Super Colour Choice . Do you mean the shingles are to flat ? Its a cool Cabin ! .you are a great Artist .๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Alex!!! I love your sense of humor! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Thank you for the very nice comments.

I know you install shingles from the bottom up. I wonder if that would make a difference when painting them? Just a thought. Another beautiful painting!

Thanks Dirk! I followed more the colors of the book. I liked them better. And yes, I think they could be too flat or the color is wrong.

Thank Brian! Bob have them us do from the bottom up. But I had to touch up some of them and it could be part of the issue. Great observation!

Perhaps more light grey ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Superbly painted Nancy. Especially the cabin is outstanding. It is correct in perspective and the highlights are very well done.

Love this, it's beautiful, by shingles I guess you mean roof tiles ( what they call them here in UK) I think it looks like an old unloved cabin with holes in the roof which to me adds a lot of character and a great focal point to an awesome painting ๐Ÿ™

Dirk, I had my shingles (roof tiles) light gray before and it was not working good with the lighter shade of the cabin itself. I had to darken it a little. But, I decided to make the top of the roof a little lighter and added the shingles demarcation on the farthest side of the roof. Itโ€™s subtile but it better to my opinion. I have attached a picture of it above. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Thank you very much Tom! I always struggle a little with my sizing when I use a smaller canvas than Bob. This was a 16โ€x20โ€ (40.6 cm x 50.8 cm) so I am glad I didnโ€™t mess up my perspective.

Thank you Niv! Yes, shingles = roof tiles. ๐Ÿ˜ the rustic style is nice indeed. Itโ€™s achieved by not reloading your knife. You pick up the VD Brown underneath and it makes that beautiful old roof effect.

Okay Nancy i see! . A question to your Indian Summer .had you coverd the Black gesso with liquid clear before you put on the Colour mix? I Heard nothing about that in the BR Video just liquid white at the light Spot

Dirk, I always add a little layer of liquid clear if Bob doesn't mention it. Then I add my color mix on top. Otherwise, the color mix can dry to fast by the time I get to that section and the "slickness" is just not quite enough, specially if there is any blue or browns involved. Mine dry a lot faster. Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thanks a lot Nancy that helps much ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Merci Pietro! โ˜บ๏ธ

Another beautiful piece from you Nancy! The trees look almost โ€œfeathery โ€œ if thatโ€™s a word. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you B!! ๐Ÿ˜Š I had the same thought but didnโ€™t word it yet. That is a perfect qualificative! BTW, I am taking a time lapse of all the paintings I am currently doing and when I have enough to make a nice 3-5 min montage, Iโ€™ll put something together and post it on my YouTube page (has currently only a video of my Tesla doing a light show for Christmas) and share the link. So you can see a little how I do my paintings. ๐Ÿ˜€

Wow! Beautiful job. ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope i can figure it out as well as you.

Thank you Darrin! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a pretty good idea of what it is. With everyone's help, we figured out a few things. Easy fix!

Wonderful Job Nancy! I love the stones especially! So flawless!

Awwww! Thx Marc! I have a confessionโ€ฆ since I learned how to paint them a little while back, they are my favorite things to paint! It must show through them that I have that love for those elements. โ˜บ๏ธ

Thats so relatable! Love to paint those stones too but do it way too rarely for it to show ๐Ÿ˜„

I put those little rocks in almost all of my paintings, even when Bob doesn't put any. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Very well done :). One of my favorite paintings he did probably because of the cabin and lakefront. Your cabin turned out really well and I like your play of colors throughout. Nicely done

Thank you so much Daniel! This has been on my top 5 favorite since I saw it for the first time. I am so glad I got to finally paint it. It was a real treat!

I need advice. If i want to try and fix/add to a painting after it dries. Should i just cover with paint, or should i add liquid clear over the spots i want to retouch?

Sorry for the delay. For me, I add clear and put in similar color/background etc that is around the effected area to โ€œeraseโ€ or mark over a spot I donโ€™t like. Then add what you want. I suppose you can do so without the clear but I find it easier with it. Just my thoughts. Hunt: use as little as possible to start with so you donโ€™t get mud.

I never tried to fix a painting when itโ€™s dry. But I would possibly put liquid clear. It would depend of the spot to fix (large vs. small/ blending section vs. no blending).

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