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03-07-2014, 09:55 AM
This one is a demo from Terry Harrison's book Painting Acrylic Landscapes The Easy Way I did change a few things as I went along, the demo didn't have the partially melted snow, and I didn't get the drawing to start with quite right. This demo was a very helpful exercise, I'm not too thrilled with the finished product as I don't think I got the partially melted snow and the frozen road right, and overall it seems a little bright (part of that is the camera, might take a pic outside in natural light). As far as the book is concerned, overall I'm pretty pleased with it, going to try some more of the demos here soon.

9x12 Acrylics on Canvas Panel

C&C always welcome!

03-07-2014, 10:02 AM
:thumbsup: Well I think it is charming and not having seen your reference photo I think you've done a beautiful job. If you could copy your reference exactly, you'd be a camera not an artist so don't be too hard on yourself.

03-07-2014, 10:08 AM
You've done a nice job on this. It portrays a soft, serene atmosphere.

03-07-2014, 10:23 AM
I am very tiered of winter but I never tier of beautiful winter paintings like yours.

03-07-2014, 11:29 AM
I don't know what the original looks like but it doesn't matter... I like yours. I think you did a great job.

03-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Gayle, Cindy, drc8, and Patti; thank you for the compliments!

If I get a chance I'll try and post the demo photo, however it is in the book and I would have to scan it in.


chammi kaiser
03-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Very pretty.

doctoring in arts
03-07-2014, 02:08 PM
love it.. soft and beautiful

03-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Cold and serene, you've captured it.
Well Done!

03-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Thank you Chammi, doctoring in arts, and Eric!

03-08-2014, 12:55 PM
You may not feel happy with because it didn't turn out the way you expected but this is lovely. Give it time and it will grow on you.

I see water on the road and it looks like spring is on the way, I can almost smell the freshness in the air.

03-08-2014, 07:40 PM
I like it too...and part of painting is "making it yours"! :)

03-09-2014, 12:10 PM
Thank you Michelle and Susan!

03-12-2014, 09:31 PM
I too couldn't find any "flaw" with the painting, it's charming, sweet, and serene. I love the subdued colors and the beautiful structure of your trees.

Is that yellow ochre or naples yellow toned down? Fits in perfectly!

03-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Thank you monarchd, sorry I didn't see you replied, most of the foreground and middle ground are yellow ochre and raw sienna with white, the back ground is mostly naples yellow and white.

03-13-2014, 10:58 PM
It's very well done.
I kind of miss some purples/blues in the shadowy areas though..
Maybe that is more of a Jerry Yarnell thing though...LOL