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04-14-2007, 06:06 PM
I have a couple of paintings I did from studies done over the winter.
This one was from a fairly recent study. Along the bank of the Mississippi as the sun was setting. Really pushed the mood and sky drama in this.
"Sun down cloud up"
Oil on panel
This from a study I painted early on last winter. My first snow painting of the season I believe. Again, pushed mood and depicted the scene before the sun came up fully, which I intended to paint to begin with. For both paintings I was assisted by photos I took when I painted the studies.
"Crisp morning air"
Oil on panel
Lots of good stuff going on in both of these. The tree in #1 that leans into the picture plane is very convincing, nice work in the sky and the far bank of the river. #2 has good moody feel and very good handling of the weedy, grassy stuff along the side of the road, nice light on the road and fading of the distant mountain.
04-16-2007, 10:00 AM
I was torn as to whether to show the trunks of the trees in the first. After I started in on them, I hesitated to continue that way.
Thanks for commenting,
04-18-2007, 07:40 AM
Tim, they both turned out well. You don't need the trunks in #1. That's a lot of detail in the branches. What is your technique? The branches properly taper, which I find hard to do. Also when doing wet on wet the branches tend to "Ghost". Tell me more.
I like the banks and the distant trees. The second has great distant line of trees and the grasses work well. Road feels just a tiny bit too angled to me, Maybe soften the curve on the inside left a little?
04-18-2007, 10:30 AM
Working back and forth on every part of the painting helps me to keep things from getting ghosty. So I would lay in some sky colors, then come back to the branches at some point, then back to the sky..etc. Things keep moving around and change until I'm satisfied with the way they look. At this point I'm laying down thick strokes of paint. By the end I make sure things taper and I'll add some knife work for detail. Hope that answers your question.
Thanks for your comments and crit,
04-19-2007, 06:30 PM
These are lovely Tim. I was just browsing around here looking for snow scenes to motivate/help me to finish my own. Your snow is very good!
04-23-2007, 11:22 AM
Thank you Barbara, good luck to you. I hope you'll post your results.
05-02-2007, 07:45 AM
just came over to this forum and found your "Crisp morning air" painting.
I really feel the cold air mate! Great job! :thumbsup:
05-04-2007, 02:23 PM
Thanks Eckhardt, much appreciated.
05-10-2007, 03:26 PM
Hey, Tim. I particularly like what you've done in the second one. Love how that distant mountain ridge sort of disappears toward the left. The piece feels appropriately cold, convincing. Nice job.
05-11-2007, 10:38 AM
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