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T Porter
04-03-2013, 01:44 AM
10.5" x 13.5" Uart 320

Pastels:

Rembrandt
Nupastels
Mount Vision
Unison

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2013/500091-Eastern_Red_Cedar.JPG

toniov
04-03-2013, 02:07 AM
I love it ! Beautiful atmosphere in this.

Turpintine45
04-03-2013, 02:12 AM
Very nicely done. There is a lot of colour in this chilly scene.

raxu
04-03-2013, 03:34 AM
You seem to know how to paint convincingly snow, grass, close and distant trees and shadows! Love the background, too.
Did you attend the free online classes of Johannes Vloothuis couple of years ago? This would please him, as well, with it's melodic lines etc.

Ruthie57
04-03-2013, 04:05 AM
Lovely piece!

Donna T
04-03-2013, 08:36 AM
Beautiful light and winter colors!

Davkin
04-03-2013, 09:47 AM
Most impressive. Great sense of light.

David

T Porter
04-03-2013, 10:27 AM
Thank you all for the compliments.

Raxu, No I didnít take any of the Johannes Vloothuis classes, Iím pretty much self-taught. Iíve been studying a lot of other artistís work to try and figure out their process of recreating the landscape into a painting. It can be a little frustrating at times, but if I feel like Iíve failed on a painting Iíll set it aside with the intention of returning to the painting when I acquire the skills to complete the area or areas that trouble me or to hold the painting off to the side and use the painting as a reference as to what not to do on the next painting.

Two of the biggest hurdles for me to over come have been learning to loosen up my strokes and be more painterly and the other is to allow myself to fail without mentally beating myself up. I still get frustrated and curse myself when I canít quite achieve the effect that I am after, but Iím allowing myself the opportunity to use the mistakes as a learning tool. The biggest issue with the mistakes was I didnít want to ďwasteĒ the materials because they are so expensive. Well heck, hanging on to that mentality was going to keep me from growing! So to satisfy my frugal side and still allow me to get in a lot of practice Iíve recently began painting on a 10.5Ē x 13.5Ē format, which seems to be a nice size, for me anyway, to achieve a level of detail that I like without using up a lot of my supplies while I practice.

kayek
04-03-2013, 01:38 PM
Oh, I love this. I feel somehow, somewhere, that I have been walking through that cold but sunny field.

Mado
04-03-2013, 01:40 PM
Very beautiful piece !

water girl
04-03-2013, 06:36 PM
You have painted winter quite nicely. Brrrrr. I need a down jacket.

cchapin
04-03-2013, 09:37 PM
Very nice. Love the grasses. The scene is very familiar and you made it beautiful.

artsask
04-03-2013, 10:01 PM
Great job

Trudi

allydoodle
04-04-2013, 10:08 AM
Beautiful painting! I love that cast shadow, very well done.

bnoonan
04-04-2013, 11:28 AM
Stunning - whatever you learned through your process of self teaching is truly amazing. Love the textures, shapes, colors and composition. Truly rich!

Barb
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twiglet
04-04-2013, 01:22 PM
I love this piece. You are right, producing work to this standard is worth the cost of the materials. I can see this work sat in the modern home as well as the more traditional. Great job, keep them coming!:thumbsup:

John Palmer Fine Art
04-04-2013, 02:12 PM
Wonderful painting!

rsmith.1141
04-06-2013, 10:37 PM
Great palette. The colors sing.