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Donna T
04-12-2017, 12:36 PM
After our last snowstorm I liked how this old pine tree caught the long rays of sunlight in the afternoon. I'm experimenting with texture and had fun preparing this surface. I tried to put the texture where I needed it - and then fought my tendency to paint tightly. :rolleyes: 10x12 on heavy watercolor paper with gesso and acrylic paint blobs covered with pumice gel.


04-12-2017, 02:24 PM
I really like this Donna! Beautiful light, and the surface gives a wonderful texture to the scene!

water girl
04-12-2017, 03:04 PM
Great light, Donna! I also sense the cold of the snow. Beautiful.

Charles Perera
04-12-2017, 05:03 PM
Its perfect Donna. I like the trunk of the tree cought in the afternoon sun light.


Donna T
04-12-2017, 05:19 PM
Thanks Tammy, Karen and Charles. It's so much fun playing with a textured surface when you can pick and choose where to put the texture.

Moises Menendez
04-12-2017, 07:10 PM
Great work! I like how the sunlight shines on the tree and its branches.

04-12-2017, 07:15 PM

04-12-2017, 08:22 PM
Donna, Very lovely! Some wonderfully subtle blues and violets create some wonderful contrast with the warm "spots" of light!


04-13-2017, 09:15 AM

Donna T
04-13-2017, 10:13 AM
Thanks so much Moises, Jay, Don and Perry. Don, let's hope we're done with snow in this area. :)

04-13-2017, 12:45 PM
Nice painting but enough of the snow LOL

Donna T
04-14-2017, 10:13 AM
Thanks Fana. Bring on the green!

Frances Obie
04-14-2017, 05:17 PM
Selective texturizing - an interesting experiment with a lovely result! Love the violets and greens with gold highlights.

04-15-2017, 06:39 AM
A lovely interplay o' both light and shadow.:thumbsup: An extremely nice painting and an interesting treatment o' ye support.


04-15-2017, 11:14 AM
As with your earlier contributions, you have a wonderful sense of light!

Donna T
04-15-2017, 03:33 PM
Thanks so much Frances, Mike and Leslie. I appreciate your take on the lighting.

05-07-2017, 03:14 PM
This is very very nice :) I like that you didn't focus just on the light but added interesting details all over the painting.
It's going into my Favorites :)

05-07-2017, 03:33 PM
So much amazing color in this snowy landscape! :)

05-07-2017, 04:05 PM
lovely light and depth

Donna T
05-08-2017, 08:04 AM
Thanks Nick, Jessica and Vivien.

Nick, I tried not to overdo it with details. The lumpy texture I made under some areas was meant to keep me from fussing as much as it was to add a little interest.

05-24-2017, 09:40 AM
The light of the sun illuminating the leaves of the pine tree, and touching the trunk of the tree gave an air of poetry to the work. Beautiful!