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03-17-2002, 11:09 AM
Some have seen the thread of this one perhaps last month on the landscape forum, but I never showed it finished. I painted this one a few weekends ago, on a chilly day just a few days before I got hit with pneumonia...ugh! Some of the draw backs to winter plein air painting....
I completed as much of the painting as I could, the sun dipping behind the pines leaving me in shadow; and when my hands and feet about had it (meaning I could hardly feel them any longer), I packed 'er in!
I finished it up in my classroom, which amounted to completing a few more pine branches in silouette, and adjusting the foreground shadows. Here she is... -Larry
03-17-2002, 01:07 PM
the reflections in the foreground of the snow are exquisite. good to see this one again...
03-17-2002, 01:45 PM
Larry, you have a seemingly innate ability to capture the real essence of light and reflection. I always enjoy seeing your work. Good stuff, indeed.
I'd love to see a picture of the state of this piece before you took it back indoors for touchups and finishing. How much of this would you say is done outdoors? 90%?
03-17-2002, 01:58 PM
Great sense of light & excellent composition. Beautiful!
03-17-2002, 02:58 PM
Well..Scott, here were the original pics I put up on the Landscape forum...though, I think the painting is a bit lighter in value all the way around than it was. The darks in the finished image here are more accurate.
You can see, that I did not finish the branches, thinking them easier to do later in lieu of the cold and what I felt I needed to get nailed down. Thanks for the comments! -Larry
03-17-2002, 05:02 PM
more than enjoyable to see the work again. it's quite nice +++ !!
we should feel that's it's perfectly acceptable to do the major portion on sight - return indoors to add final notes. a number of plein air painters i know prefer to make all final adjustments indoors . some do that more than others, it seems.
thanks for the work !
03-18-2002, 04:13 PM
I just love all your work and all the tips and articles you post here. I do have a question. Who captures you in action when you paint in the freezing cold? That person deserves a lot of credit, too.
I'm sure everybody would like to know... and I'm sure everybody here would like to volunteer once in a while, just to watch you perform.
03-18-2002, 08:03 PM
Sorry to hear about the pneumonia though. Perhaps a warm fire and hot chocolate while you are out next time?:D
03-18-2002, 08:14 PM
Ruth...there is little opportunity here in the northwoods except that which you do for yourself. So, I set up a tripod with my digital camera...set the self-timer and pose for the sake of showing demo's, etc; So...the only cold one is little ole me! :rolleyes: :D
03-19-2002, 07:07 PM
OMG!!! I wish I could paint as well as you do... that painting is just amazing to me... I can't stop looking at... the way you captured the light and the dark and nature... dang you rock...
btw... where did you get your red hat... it is cool looking... hehehe...
03-19-2002, 07:19 PM
That red hat is a French furtrapper/explorer's 1600-1700's all wool handspun, "toque"....made by a local friend. An artist in her own right!
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