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11-27-2007, 03:24 PM

I did this painting last weekend and I would ask you, if there ist something else to do with it.

Cold pressed paper, 300 g/qm
40 x 30 cm
W & N

Like your comments!


11-27-2007, 10:36 PM
Thisd is a really nice painting. Where about in Canada is it?? Your perspective is great..

Have you looked at the Learning Demo's? Click on the link in my signature line and scroll on down to Painting Snow. You will see there in the articles how to add colour to your snow..:)

Also Suzie Short (http://www.susieshort.net/watercolor-tips.html) has an excellent demo on her site for snow laden trees..:)

Cheers JJ

Dale Ziegler
11-27-2007, 11:34 PM
Kimba, nice painting. I would make the sky darker. This is a trick I use to make the snow look whiter. Make the sky a warm grey, not blue, because you have no cast shadows, it must be a sunless day Or you could add some dark winter storm clouds at the top, getting lighter as you near the horizon- this would add drama and excitement. dale

11-28-2007, 12:16 AM
Nice work. In addition to the others' suggestions, I think the evergreen on the left would throw a larger, and somewhat directional shadow (that is, if it's not a sunless day).

11-28-2007, 01:40 AM

I forgot to mention, that I took this painting from a photograph of Rick Harris, shared on Flickr.com under creative common license.

You will find it here:


@ all:

thanks for your comments :heart: . I will try to paint the sky more expressive and to add some more shadow to the big tree.

Thanks for your link to the learning zone. My next snow painting will be better, I hope.


11-28-2007, 05:41 AM
Simply adding shadows will bring out the sunshine:



11-28-2007, 09:42 AM
THis is a lovely painting AND building! I like the idea of added shadows like Doug has suggested.

11-28-2007, 12:37 PM
Very nicely done. I love the greenish grey of the roof.

Doug's shadow suggestions are bang on, they would make this painting pop. He's always seems to catch and point out where shadows really help a painting. Think I'll start calling him The Shadow.:lol:

11-28-2007, 01:03 PM
:wave: HI! Kimba, Nicely done. the sunshine and shadows will add to this. Regards, Marianne

11-28-2007, 01:25 PM

Thanks for all your comments.

I am a little bit unsurely with the big shadow across the painting. Is has an other direction as the other ones and where shall it come from?


11-28-2007, 01:28 PM
The foreground shadow is the shadow cast by the snowdrift Kimba. Incidentally it should reflect the sky colour and have a soft top edge. My pic is a crude computer manipulation.


11-28-2007, 10:17 PM
Thanks Yorky, now I see what you mean, will try to do it so.