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Snow Birch

lightsnow 27 Mar 2020

This was painting #42 for me. Ever since I started painting, this was one I wanted to try. It was a pretty simple painting overall, but I wanted to wait until I had developed my liner brush tree painting skills. It took me a lot longer to paint in the birch trees using acrylic. The day after, I spent bout a half hour adding the oils. I spent most of my time trying to create a sense of distance in the forest, creating the illusion that the forest was deep. I used a fan brush to paint in some snow fading off into the distance, by using another clean fan brush to scrub the white paint so it faded to black. Ironically, I never really liked the blue colors to this one, but it does give off this fantasy vibe. I'd recommend this one to anyone who would either like to practice tree making or as someone's first painting. Adding the oils was very simple. 18x24


Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

It's been a while since I saw this painting again, and it is one of my favourites, specially because it is so easy to make. True, the preparation of the trees in gesso's does take a lot of time, specially when you want to add lots of details to the branches, like you did. But it was worth it since you have an excellent 'Snow birch' painting here!!
Also I cheer about your snow adding, great perspective and depth on that water! Another true beauty by you Lightsnow, keep them coming!! :)

lightsnow Community Helper

Thank you for your kind words. I think this kind of painting would look nice on a longer, rectangular landscape canvas. Something you can put up above your couch in your living room.

There is something magical in the reflection and in the snow.
Well done!

lightsnow Community Helper

Part of me - the part that is into Halloween and all things horror, wanted to put a few red eyes glaring out of the dark woods. I ultimately decided to refrain!

The refrection must 've been so hard . Well done!

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