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Winter Frost

lightsnow 05 Mar 2020
Winter Frost

This is painting # 36 for me. I've been a bit more productive lately since I'm on vacation. This is my reinterpretation of a previous attempt at "winter frost" that I did earlier last year. That previous one was on a really small canvas, so today I looked at a photo of it and tried to just reproduce it by sight, on a larger canvas. Further, today marks an important revelation in painting for me - after over a year and over 35 paintings produced, I finally figured out how to make the snow break properly on the mountain. I will be writing a brief article shortly in order to share that knowledge with everyone here because I think this is a critical discovery. My mountains here could be better, but this is essentially the first time that this has worked so I figure it can only get better from here on out with consistent practice. Overall, this painting took just about 2 hours to complete. I tried a different, more supple brush to add snow to the evergreens, with mixed results. I also decided to hold back on adding too many branches to the tree on the right. Adding just a tiny bit of thinner to the liquid black created the perfect consistency of paint that just flowed so smoothly. This was done on an 18x24 canvas that I primed once myself with good quality gesso.

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Sunnylady Community Darling

Mountain texture secret has been discovered! Great news! Looking forward for your article!

Felix Creator of TwoInchBrush.com

Don't forget to add the article to this painting!

lightsnow Community Helper

Completely slipped my mind! The article wherein I describe my process for snow breaking can be found here: https://www.twoinchbrush.com/articles/making-the-snow-break-on-the-mountain-important-discoveries

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