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Original Creation

Study After Alexei Savrasov

dracula 24 Apr 2020

This is a study after a painting called "Winter" by Alexei Savrasov. I really love his style. I had originally planned to approach this painting in a faster, looser style than usual, but instead found myself using an itty-bitty, ultra-fine script liner to make tiny branches, shrubs, and little buildings in the distance along the horizon. I guess I'm glad that there are rewards for close viewing.



Dracula, this is absolutely amazing! It is just wow. You left me speechless. In the good way of course. This is inspiring!

Phenomenal depth!! I would love to see this up close.

Froggie, I am with you on this. I'd love to see it up close.

You found a great artist. Amazing!

love the colours and texture ... lovely painting and style ... love the snow and sky .. i am thinking about doing a snow painting soon .. good job !!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Very good work, the sky gives the painting a very nice dept.

Thanks for sharing close up shots!

I do not see texture of the canvas. Do you use portrait grade canvas? Do you add more layers of gesso? or there is just a thicker paint layer to create this stunning sky?

dracula Power Painter

@SunnyLady, this painting is done on a relatively smooth gessoed panel, so there wasn't much texture to start with.

When I use those types of panels I almost always struggle with adhesion in spots on the first pass, so I usually prepare the panels with a sticky mix of Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, and Maroger medium which gives the surface enough grip to accept those initial paint layers.

Thank you Dracula! I do not recall I have seen such smooth texture before in the store. I will pay more attention now on.

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