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Sunset Oval

lightsnow 23 Feb 2020

Painting # 34 and one I've wanted to try painting for a very long time, pretty much ever since I first picked up a brush last year. I almost just went with an oval but decided to try the full pattern with the contact paper. I was actually surprised that I didn't mess it up too badly. There's some bleed here and there but I worked really hard at keeping the paint contained. I guess I've also learned to work with the terrible contact paper, making sure to paint inwards always. A few mistakes here and there, but we don't make mistakes - only happy accidents. This took me 2 hours total as it was more challenging today. 18x24 on a canvas I primed once. I think priming one time with good quality gesso is right where I want that tooth level to be. There appears to be a blur/smudge in this image.


Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

VERY nice one Lightsnow, scriptliner magic!!

Nice colors and wonderful job overall!

dracula Power Painter

Nice work! It looks like you've really gotten a handle on the contact paper. Great colors, too!

lightsnow Community Helper

Thank you all for the nice comments! There is no way to change the picture I uploaded, is there? I just took another one that is a lot nicer. My phone did this thing where it focused in on the central part of the photo and blurred the edges. I forgot to mention that I decided to try the oval brush to paint the evergreen on the right, as I wanted it to be more of a hangy-down (not a word) type of evergreen. Also, the highlighting on the trees to the left were a happy accident. I did not intend for the white and brown to look that way. It was just the way I happened to load my knife with some sienna I ran through some white!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Dear Lightsnow, unfortunately one can only edit tekst and not a picture. You will need to post a new picture and delete the older one, losing the comments. But ….
what you can do is copy all the comments from this painting, upload your new painting and then paste those comments in ONE single comment on the new painting. It is fast and you will save all the comments on this painting.
Good luck!

Regarding blue in the photo it is not bad at all. It creates the illusion that you look outside of a window and draws attention to the main part in the oval and leaves little triangles as non important, which I think part of the idea of this painting as well.

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