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Crimson Oval

Voy Kay 04 Nov 2020

Had this one on my mind weeks and weeks ago, had the canvas prepared since last week and today, tried my new contact paper (freshly bought that means) and started painting.
I was successful until I decided the birches needed a lot of branches. So I killed a very good end result with being too proficient. Pity ... BIG pity!

Canvas used was a HQ 12"x16" and I decided the contour should be black as well. In all, it does suit the painting! About fresh contact paper I can inform you that bleeders are history now! Mind you, it also helps to take out most of the folding (those things come in a roll) up front so a good preparation is everything here!

Hardest parts were the grass and the sky which for some reason never accepted my yellow very much. Adding some T-white helped a lot there!
The waterfall was daring for me and I'm so happy it turned out well. It's a shallow fall so it shows some of the earth and rocks through it!

Please enjoy this one, try it yourself please, do read some articles and be brave to comment!

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Very lovely this one Voy Kay. I love the color grimson.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you Hado, maybe a little too much Crimson in the water yet it felt okay before I planted those foreground bushes!
This one is a joy to make, no worries!

Till next one!

I made this one to. I think, it looks very good.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Haven't checked all yours out yet, I think that's on your FB page, right?

Another stunning creation! Voy, your two foreground trees look superb. I do not think you over-did the limbs at all!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Really Heather? I was so mad at myself that I overdid it since I know this might be another gem from me to keep.

Sigh ..... Bob's spirits come as they please, don't they?

Thanks for commenting dear, always a pleasure having you around! ๐Ÿ’‹

Nice job. I had a tough time painting yellow over a black canvas too Voy, it played havoc with my Sunny Morning. It's best if you can leave or create a white space to begin with instead of struggling with yellow over black.

Absolutely Voy! I especially like that long rogue one going almost all they way off the canvas about middle on the right.

This is very eye catching! All of the colors pop wonderfully on the black canvas. Great work on all the trees.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

I gues that's true LandscapePainter, some hwite will get that yellow to stick on black gesso. I learned from this now!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Heather ... it was going skyhigh except ... birches only go 90 feet high!
... which is really high enough!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you FVG, the contouring black canvas does a lot to this painting! I am surprised Bob only did one creation like this,, a contoured oval with black gesso (S27E1 Twilight beauty). There are several more possibilities for that of whixch this is one of them.

Tlll next creation!!!

I didnโ€™t realize he had only created one on black. Iโ€™ve never painted a black oval but I must. It really creates a stunning effect.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Give it a try FVG, in total, to my humble opinion, there are about seven creations suitable for this!
I have done three so far and intend to do more in the future!

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

cool painting V..loves them treeeez!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you Pietro!

Why am I the only one disliking them??!!

Because my dear friend, we are always our own worst critic. Iโ€™ve mostly wanted to cover mine in gasoline and set them on fire. Thatโ€™s why this amazing community exists. To encourage us and remind us that beauty is in the eye in the beholder. And that which we create is, in fact, beautiful.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges


Say that I have said it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sigh .... wish I always had my mornings like this! With cheerful, happy, wise and sincere comments!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Say it to me a hundred times more dear friend, it will always be music to my ears!

Here the black gesso did the soft toning and unlike Bob, I am careful using too much paint in there. If you use insufficient, you can always add more. That's a bit my policy! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Till next my friend, and thanks again for commenting!!

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