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Snowbound Cabin

lightsnow 15 Dec 2019

#28 for me, and the first ever using liquid clear. Up till this point, I had been using refined linseed oil and applying a very thin coat to get the same effect as the clear. My goal was to speed up the process with this one, and it took me less than 2 hours to make. I do think the overall quality/detail suffered a bit, though. I was trying to create that "impending snowstorm" look like in the Bob Ross original. Overall, this became an exercise in making a cabin. I must have scraped it off and started over 4 times, so it kept growing and growing each time, eventually turning into more of a house. I felt the door should be on the other side so I went with that and added a small path. I also added lights in the windows. This was a fun one to make but I don't really like the clear too much so far. I even wiped my canvas down with a paper towel to make sure I didn't apply too much but it still seemed like there was too much anyways. A fun painting, though. 18x24


Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Superb effort, the tree in the front is wonderfully detailed. Of the three paintings I made so far, two of them were with liquid clear. I found it easy to apply and to use. You are very right about using too much though, even a thin layer can use some wiping. Great job!

Nice snow you painted, the depth you created is very good, nice colors you used, Great job!

dracula Power Painter

Wow, the lighting in this painting is a real showstopper. Great work; you are on a roll!

lightsnow Community Helper

Thanks for the nice comments! I was actually not super thrilled after I finished this one but I am slowly learning to like it a bit more.

It is wonderful! Snowstorm is coming. It feels it is going to be very cold very soon, so, visitor hurry up to stay warm in the little house.
I think everything is proportional in the painting! Angles on the cabin also very well done! Texture too! It was worth scrapping it 4 times! The final result is great.

Thanks for sharing about the liquid clear!

lightsnow Community Helper

Considering it is -17C here this morning and will plunge to -31C in 2-3 days, I'd say this was an appropriate time to paint this one. Thanks again for the nice feedback!

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