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Portrait of Winter

lightsnow 05 Jan 2020
Portrait of Winter

This is my 29th painting. I had a small revelation with this one where I finally starting "seeing" things in the painting and improvised much of it on the spot. It's also the first time I try to paint guided by emotion. I had a tough few days where I was feeling quite drab and I tried to reflect that using the grey winter tones in this painting. This one is very loosely based off "portrait of winter" as I used it just to guide my mountains while improvising the rest of the painting. I was also aiming to keep it under 2 hours, but in the end it took me 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Felt immediately better after painting this one. 18x24.


Comments

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Truly a WAW all over. That sky, those wonderful relief mountains, the sloped evergreens are a real eyecatcher, the accent trees on the left…. The choice of colour and the contrasts are about perfect. What a way to begin a new (artistic) year. I really admire this one!!!

dracula Power Painter

Very well done! There's a great sense of distance along with a complex, almost pensive sense of light. You must be proud! Also good work on keeping it just over 2 hours. That's no easy feat, in my opinion.

I like the fog in he mountains, mountains themselves (great shapes), like the depth you got by having layers of evergreen hills and like this quite contrasting brown tree on the left. I think you doing real exercise to loosen up by limiting time of the painting. I am thinking about it too. Have not tried though. Wonderful job!

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