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Original Creation

Someone is at Home

Tom0779 01 Dec 2020

Done after a tutorial from YouTube, thus I cannot submit this for the Christmas card challenge, sorry. Paper is high quality 100% cotton from Arches, cold pressed. The size is 15 X 20 cm.
I wanted to create the illusion of some smoke around the little cabin, it didn't work that well I find. Technique used is line and wash.

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Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

This is great stuff Tom!
Just an excellent building and your playtime with shadows and light really makes this outstanding!

I have so many projects into the pipeline that I still haven't found quality time to try waterclours. One day I will!

Till next one!

Felix Creator of

Lovely! I love the contrast between the lit up windows and the dark ones on the side of the house. Also the sky is fantastic!

I think the Christmas event would be a perfect place to try a Tom0779 original ;)

I M not fun of watter colours but this work is great

Thank you anyway. It would have been a great contribution to the Christmas card event. Well structured and effective.

Thinking about it, it is your own work so is not copyrighted by anyone else. You own the work surely?

I find this SO beautiful.. I love your style.

This is wonderful Tom! I disagree though I think the smoke works very well. You can feel that there’s just a slight breeze in the air as you can see it shifting to the left.

Colin - yes and no. It gets tricky when it’s for “sold” even if it’s for charity. It really comes down to the desire of the original artist. Some, like Kevin hill, are happy to let you sell your works so long as you put “inspired by Kevin hill”. Some firmly say no. I had one artist even say that you can’t use her technique in a painting for anything other than practice. I’m mystified as to how someone can “own” a painting technique but that’s her stance. Unless given permission by the original artist it’s probably best to err on the side of caution. I will hopefully be entering my own soonish. Don’t worry there will be a flood of entries shortly enough - there’s always a group of us procrastinators ☺️

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback you provided me. It made me smile today, even the pressure from work disappeared. I try to split answers a bit:
@Voy: Cheers for your comment. I know that you can do fantastic paintings with watercolors, but practice is needed for sure. But you will be successful.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@Felix: Yeah with the originals I have a tough time. I am not the one who is able to paint just out of my mind. I need some guideline, at least a photo.
I try to paint 1 submission this week, from my mind, but it must fit MY quality criteria. Else I won't post it :) But I try my best for a submission.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@Boja: I hear that often from oil painters. I can tell you I painted in three different media, oils, acrylics and watercolors. You can check my paintings here. Every medium has it's advantages and disadvantages. In oils you can create very realistic effects whereas watercolors give you those soft semi abstract effects.
But I am happy that you like the painting.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@Colin: Yeah, it is like Lilikins said. It was painted after a tutorial, i.e. the idea is not from myself. To be sure I don't want to take a risk. I try an own creation and I hope it will be satisfying..

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@Hado Hagen: I am very pleased that you like my paintings.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@Lilikins: Cheers as always for your feedback. Well as said before, the painter itself is often dissatisfied because during the process something didn't work like planned. I had the feeling this was the case with the smoke. But it looks ok in the end.

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