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10-31-2000, 06:40 PM
I did this today, and really enjoyed doing it. I feel some things are good, and some not so good. As always, comments, critiques and advice welcomed. Thanks for looking.
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Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Oh dear, the scanner has washed out quite a lot of the detail from the snow. Oh well, sorry.

[This message has been edited by KaTee (edited October 31, 2000).]

10-31-2000, 08:15 PM
From what I can see it looks pretty cute. These scanners will do you in every time!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Carol

11-01-2000, 03:43 AM
Hey Yorky,
This would be in the middle of summer on the moors would it, hehehehe.
Billyg ( in tropical sunshine ).

11-01-2000, 01:28 PM
I love your treatment of the house in the background....looks like a snowy day for sure!!! Your drawing of the child is excellent!!! Feels like winter to me!! Think I will go have some cocoa!!


11-01-2000, 03:42 PM
I think even the washed out effect is nice...your perspective is really good! I seem to see a snowman face in the shadows on the house...was that intentional?

I wish we would have a snowy winter this year!

11-01-2000, 06:25 PM
Thanks for all your comments

Carol - you are right about the scanner for sure, I must learn how to use my photo manipulation programme one day!

Billyg - you got it it one billy, and making me ever so jealous of your warm weather.

Nancymae - I'm glad that you think the child is ok in the painting, this is the FIRST time I've dared to do a human figure from the front, I usually do it the cowards way (looking from behind) Enjoy your cocoa.

Carly - I went back to look at it and couldn't believe what I saw, yes there is a snowman there, but it certainly wasn't intentional. I just painted a house, and then a snowy path from the house to the child. But I can see a snowman stood right behind her now. Must be something to do with painting this picture on Halloween, SPOOKY!

Thanks once again to everyone.

Karen http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

11-02-2000, 01:19 PM

I love it! You have captured the childlike feelings of winter perfectly. The adults are cozy in the house while the little girl is braving the elements to chase the elusive "perfect sledding hill". http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Keep painting and posting. Your work is smashing!



P.S. You are sending me this as a Christmas card, right? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
Don't worry about your scanner. Generaly, I'll scan and then use Photopaint to just drop the brightness and add a little more contrast. Never turns out exactly the same as in real life, though.

11-02-2000, 03:59 PM
Talk about ghosts! I didn't see the house but a snowman with a hat. Thinking it was a snowman I was going to suggest a change in color to make him stand out a bit. It's hard when the scanner doesn't reproduce what you painted.