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07-20-2008, 04:08 PM
Well, I think I figured out why I paint so many winter scenes (even in the summer)...it's because I LOVE the fact that I can break the watercolor rules and paint dark to light; in watercolors, I have to start with the lights and layer on the darks, here with acrylics I can actually put a highlight on the very top!! Plus, it's warm and humid here and I thought a winter scene is just what the weather man ordered! This one is sized 18x18 on gallery wrapped canvas, and as with the others on the gallery wrapped format, the painting continues onto the sides. c/c welcome!
07-20-2008, 04:21 PM
07-20-2008, 04:29 PM
thank you Connie...I looked at your website...you paint AMAZINGLY!
07-20-2008, 04:45 PM
nice work this is great even if i hate the snow and cold....ahh the joys of living in the Canadian north!!!
07-20-2008, 05:19 PM
07-20-2008, 05:41 PM
Thank you Paetau and Gayle! I appreciate your comments. Oh and Gayle...GREAT job on your acceptance into a gallery.
07-20-2008, 06:14 PM
I live where we get winter as well, and I must have walked this scene a million times.:thumbsup:
07-20-2008, 06:21 PM
I like the brush strokes and palette. Very pretty.
07-20-2008, 07:05 PM
WOW Holly This is Realy KOOL!!(forgive the pun) But I realy like it!!
I love the colors and brushstrokes you use, I wish I could paint like that, but yet have felt comfortable doing so, you seem to do it Extremely well!!
07-21-2008, 06:27 AM
:wave: Hi Holly!
You do such amazing winter scenes! This is another beauty! I think you've captured well the look of melting snow and the colors are fabulous! The perspective here is also wonderful! Great work! :thumbsup: :D
07-21-2008, 06:42 AM
Wonderful work Holly! I find the square format to be compositionally challenging and you've done it very nicely. That is a pleasing difference between the mediums, isn't it?
I really like this and particularly the brush strokes on the snow.
07-21-2008, 08:05 AM
Thank you very much Kathleen, Sergio, Kathie, Elizabeth, Celeste and Arlene. Celeste, you are right, I'm ADDICTED!!!
07-21-2008, 07:09 PM
Very nice. The colours give it a playful look.
07-22-2008, 07:28 PM
thank you Michelle....I'm glad you like it!
07-23-2008, 09:27 AM
This is beautiful. As much as I hate living with winter (been doing it for 53 years, and I'm tired of the cold, and the lousy driving, and the heating bills), I just love winter scenes. There's something about them that tugs at the heartstrings and brings on nostalgia...memories of Grandma's house, tobogganing in the snow, the smell of woolen mittens drying on the radiator, and that crisp snap to the air on a winter morning that's like nothing else in the world. Ahh. This painting evokes all those memories in me.
07-23-2008, 09:38 AM
This is beautiful and very painterly. Looks like oil. It has everything, great color, comp, and brushwork. Very nice!
07-23-2008, 08:12 PM
Very nice, gave me a chill, need to go turn up the heat a bit!!
( Its only about 102 outside right now!!!!).....
07-24-2008, 12:01 AM
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