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Original Creation

Winter path

Tom0779 03 Jun 2020

I like to paint skies in watercolors. They are very effective there. This one is a winter scene which is funny to do with watercolors because you just leave the snow parts as the blank white paper.

Watercolors

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Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Clouds are very impressive and I love that higher ridge with its shadows!
Till next one Tom.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks a lot Voy. I am not unhappy with this one. Especially the sky turned out to be okay, which is always a challenge in watercolor and you can never tell which direction it clearly devlops.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

I must admit I never tried watercolours before. My daughter has and she is not too wild about it. I will stick to oil, pencils and markers I think, that is more my field.
But I am always happy to taste your creations!

Sunnylady Community Darling

Oh my... you opened something new to me Tom!
White snow is just absence of pigment! I knew that with Watercolors you have to work hard to preserve white, but i did not think about this in context of painting snow.

Sunnylady Community Darling

Here now I share my commitment that after I finish my big seascape (which I procrastinating with, bad-bad me!) I will do one more attempt with watercolors. I have only 3 soft brushes: 2 smalls from kids sets (squirrel) and 1 I got for blending for oil (goat). I think it should be enough.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Well Sunnylady I am glad to hear that you plan to paint some watercolors. I have mainly followed the Art Instructor Frank Clarke. You can find him on YouTube. This is the URL to his introduction video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnaC1Vfk_RY&t=1211s into watercolors. He is only using 3 brushes and 8 colors and I use the same colors and a similar equipment (1 also have 1 squirrel hair brush). A lot of my watercolor paintings (also this one) have been created by following his videos. I am not sure if you like this style of painting. I learned the basics in watercolor very fast by following him. Within 1 month I was able to paint pictures which didn´t look too bad.
In case you need anything more just let me know.

Sunnylady Community Darling

Thanks for the link! I'm already watching it to distract from my very stressful day at work :)
Thanks for your support!

Sunnylady Community Darling

Carrots! Check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd6ldfzhBuE

Well done Tom!
How about this video ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTbBlGdODX8&t=111s
He is very popular watercolor artist.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks for your comments Sunnylady and Jin. @Sunnylady: I personally like the style Frank Clarke teaches. Thanks for the Carrot video :D
Other watercolor artists on YouTube I have followed: Umberto Rossini, Uffe Boesen and Gary Tucker.
@Jin: Thanks a lot for providing the video. Indeed I watched some of the clips of this artist. Maybe I even followed a painting of him, I can´t remember right now.

Sunnylady Community Darling

I checked both videos! Thanks for sharing gentlemen!

Forgive me but I am going to look at the snow as sand because I do not like winter. That being said, it's a darn good painting. 😉

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you Froggie, the good thing on painting winter is that you can finish the painting ver fast :)

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