Long resting period between paintings and with next weekend's (4th of July) upcoming exhibition in my community, I needed some practice.
Canvas used was a budget 12"x16". This painting was in general really easy to do, I guess I struggled most with applying the contact paper.
I used more blue in the sky then Bob and also added a lot more water but I think that really suited here.
nice oval v..cool treeezes1cheeeers!P
Nice addition of blue in the sky and trees together that is slightly on purple side create a very nice distance! The river is amazing idea!
Oh I really like this Voy, one of your best imo, its cod and warm at the same time, love the sky but those foreground trees are next level!
Cold not cod 🤦
Hehe, thanks Pietro, I missed you!! 🥰
Thanks for your cheers Sunnylady, I'm more fond of blue lavender then red lavender since it seems to fit in far better with autumn bushes and foliage.
In fact Nivek, my daughter (the better artist in the house) told me about the same thing and told me this was one of my better creations. She rarely gives critics on my work so I was VERY happy to hear that from her!
Those foreground trees were painted almost at high speed. Everything came out right so I really could rush through them and still have a great results.
It was just one of my days! 😉😊
The exhibition will be part of a walking tour in my small community (four streets and 360 souls). We have a festive weekend foreseen 2-4 July and some neighbours, like myself, were asked to perform our hobby outdoors for everybody passing to view during two hours. In that time, I will not only exhibit 20-30 paintings in my front yard but also paint one myself AND even allowing some spectators in to give it a try themselves on the canvas. We hope for a day WITHOUT rain!!
Tips about contact paper can be found in the article section. Here are the ones that I wrote:
For a canvas of 40x50 (16"x20"), I bought a budget oval canvasboard of 30x40 (12"16"). I simply place it on the backside of the contact paper and draw the oval. Then I cut an incision for about one inch with a cutting knife. The rest of the oval is cut out with scissors. The slower you go there, the better the oval!
Voy thank you so much for taking the time to give such a thorough response. I’ve been thinking about what you said about your neighborhood putting that on and I think that is fantastic. What a creative idea! I bet you could sell some pieces as well :)
Unfortunately in my neck of the woods people are pretty isolated from each other. Very different from how things used to be. What a great idea to promote community and friendship. I pray you have great success and favor! :)
This painting is very nice! I like it better than Bob's.
Flippergirl, this is about the best compliment I could ever achieve!
I thank you SO MUCH for that!
Please keep enjoying painting and this site!!
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Looks good! Tell us about the exhibition! Also do you have any tips on cutting out the contact paper? I bought some and tried an outline but whenever I cut it I have horrid edges I can never correct to get a clean cut. Doesn’t seem to matter what I use