Painted this somewhat lighter then Bob did and felt real good about that decision. Trees are not bad but my foreground bushes on the very left are awful! Pity since the other bushes were good!
Canvas used was a budget 12"x16".
Relaxing piece of work.
Your grey-blue colour is really effective here voy, very nice painting.
That has a lovely seasonal feel to it - great choice of colour palette
Think you are being a little harsh on yourself Voy. I like it all, INCLUDING the bushes on the very left. Nature is by its very definition natural, bushes grow at all speeds and angles and with various colours, everything in this painting could well be growing "out there" Personally id love to walk down that little path with my darling wife. 👍
That bare tree is my favorite. Like the birches as well.
Birch trees turned out very nice
I like the composition and where it leads your eye. Really nice water, and the silver birch trees are really gorgeous.
This is in fact the case Dona, but the edges towards the front are very dark and some are partially overgrown by a few bushes. If you could blow up the picture, you would be able to see that it widens.
Thanks for the hint though, and till next one!
RELAXING .... that's indeed the correct word for this creation, thank you Colin!
Yes TLP, I changed the colour tone on purpose and did not exactly follow Bob there, much to my satisfaction.
Hey, thank you Pete. A trick to this effect is to paint the bushes with a dirty brushe, used for sky and water, and dip it into ochre, indian yellow, cad yellow and red to make bushes and foliage.
Nivek, I will join you there with my wife anytime!
You are indeed right, such less outstanding/perfect bushes do exist in real so in fact those left bushes are indeed not bad at all. Thanks for learning that to me!!!
I could have gone higher and wider with that tree Umagaan, with paint thinner anything was possible, but was afraid it would ruin a bit the composition, making it a bit too crowded!
HAPPY you like this!!
Specialty of the house Matt! 😄👍
Mrs. C., thank you so much for your cheers!!
Birsches are my favourite trees to paint, simply for the effect to slide some white paint on it with a knife. I'm always thrilled how that white slightly mixes with the dark bark!
@Voy Kay, you'd love the one out the front of my house, its wind swept, but the barks just beautiful, id paint it but i wouldn't do it any justice at all.
I'm really a tree person Mrs. C., but only have six trees myself in my garden, of which none are birch related. My neighbour's garden is full of trees however, guess he has about 40 or 50 of them, containing one birch only but of reasonable size!
I'm very happy with that, I have the pleasure (so do my cats) of having a small forest right next door yet do not have to maintain it! 😋
Hey Voy, I've recently uploaded my version just for you. I altered it so much it's unrecognisable and there's plenty wrong with it too but I don't care. I am a rebel with a brush!
Hahaha TLP, the British Jane Dean, what a wonderful new nickname you invented there!!
I must admit, your version passed without me noticing it. Not abnormal, since I have been dry since a while (too much work in the garden and vaccine issues for the missus). I will comment on it in some minutes.
Best of Belgian artistic greetings to you, stay safe, and happy painting, Rebel!! 😋😄👍
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Het pad zou smaller moeten toelopen/aflopen naar het einde voor perpectief. But the lake and evergreens are very nice.