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Golden Sunset

Voy Kay 05 May 2021

Chosen for its wonderful colours and the fact I had lots of purple and yellow left from the earlier painting I made in the afternoon.

Canvas used was a recycled HQ 12"x16". Hardest part was putting on the basic transparent colours iso liquid white or clear. I had lots of troubles to get snow in, the brown underneath kept eating it! Bob added more big trees in here but I feared it would've killed my succesful background trees, so I kept some out.

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You wouldn't know you'd had trouble with the brown showing through the white, you've got just the right amount of shadow in there so your hard work paid off, the snow looks really good and I like that icy cold looking water too. As for leaving things out I'm all for it, why cover something up that you are really happy with, plus it makes the painting your own. Very nice.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Indeed TLP, right on the dot with your comment.
With this creation, Bob really wanted to fill the remaining time with adding more and more trees (I left three out). To break the painting a little, I added some foreground bushes on the left. For sure, I did not wanted to kill my bushes and trees on the right with yet another mammoth tree or two!

I feared the snow would have dissapeared overnight on the painting yet finally, the brown stopped eating it, thus creating some very valuable shadows indeed.

This is a GREAT painting to do, just needs a little attention here and there. For starters I would not put much brown in at the start as a transparent background filler.

Voy Kay, WHAT a beauty is this!!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Hehe, thanks Dona, coming from you, every comment is a real treasure!

Pietro1963 Master of Monsters

Bellissima V..I skated on lil ponds like that as a youngster..Brings back mems.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Haha, Pietro, last time I skated was last century! I'm better in rollerskating, I have to admit.

Thanks for liking this!!

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

Nice one. Looks like fall is setting in

Very nice painting with a beautiful harmony of colors. I especially like the details on that large tree and the snow banks with the little pond.

Nice sky Voy , that nicely reflects in the first snow!

I like all the different shades in the snow. The brown in the center looks as if there's a stream underneath the snow. I really like this one. It's also on my to paint list.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Matt, indeed, a late fall with some early snow, like in Finland, or Alaska, or Siberia, or .... or ... 😉

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Hello Gassanba, thanks for cheering!
The snow banks were really tough to do, my snow kept dissappearing into the branw base colour. Some banks have been painted over nearly TEN times! Luckily, that showed a very nice shadow effect!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Thank you Sunnylady! You know, the picture shows only half of the wonderful sky. The black canvas really created a special effect there!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

I had the same thought Umagaan, that this small pond runs further and deeper into the painting yet has a layer of ice and snow over it!
Wonderful comment!

Lovely sky and great contours in the land too. Excellent detail, impressive for this size of canvas, I'm sticking with 18" x 24" for now! Really nailed it

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

12"x16" is my most used size, 16"x20" is my favourite. It has all to do with my budget and also stocking these creations after drying!
I have painted two 18"x24", really attractive but harder work. The bigger the canvas, the easier to spot any happy mistakes! 😄😎

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