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LavenderFrost
02-16-2010, 12:33 PM
Well, I wanted to paint as much as I can before the baby comes in September, but I really haven't been feeling up to it over the past few weeks. But slowly I got something done. I don't think a winter scene was a good choice for when I'm feeling so tired and impatient, lol.

16x12" on hardboard.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2010/104871-FrostyWillows800x595.jpg

gaykir
02-16-2010, 12:34 PM
Wow! I honestly thought it was a photo at first! Good job!

Taddybigs
02-16-2010, 01:26 PM
I thought it was a photo also when I first saw it. Beautiful! Congrats on your baby!

Zena
02-16-2010, 02:25 PM
WOW! I thought it was a photo as well! GREAT JOB! Hugz,Jan

Orca
02-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Wonderful! Love the bluey tones in the snow, masterfully done. (btw, my daughter in Winnipeg is due in September too!)

M Douglas
02-16-2010, 04:33 PM
WOW I thought it was a photo too. Beautifully painted! Congrats on the baby!

Melodie

purplepansey
02-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Lavender I really like the "cold" beauty of your painting. I admire the way you've painted the leafless trees, they look super! shrl

Heart Of Darkness
02-16-2010, 05:59 PM
This is beautiful and very realistic.:clap:

Congratulations on the new baby too :D

mtibo
02-16-2010, 06:03 PM
You capture the frost on the branches quite well, this is very effective. I wish for summer also but winter as you depicted it is lovely.

RPut
02-16-2010, 07:38 PM
Beautiful! Love the trees. Thought it was a photo too!

PainterDeb
02-16-2010, 10:05 PM
Wow, just beautiful! you did an amazing job on the branches! and the color of the snow is very realistic.

I thought it was the ref photo also, scrolled down to see the painting, then realized it was the painting!

susme48
02-17-2010, 01:35 AM
Michelle....my fellow "tree-houser"!! I love it!! And so many hugs!!!! Doesn't Auntie or Granny Susan have a nice ring to it??? You are just soooo far away! I won't be able to sneak a cuddle...sigh! So happy for you!!

nithya_swamy
02-17-2010, 06:26 AM
Awesome! Lovely winter scene, such soft colors.

nithya_swamy
02-17-2010, 06:27 AM
Awesome! Lovely winter scene, such soft colors.

VENKAT
02-17-2010, 07:49 AM
I too would have mistaken it for a photograph , had I not been familiar with your distinctive style. Fascinating to see the intricate pattern of the branches of the trees delicately handled and the areal perspective .
Venkat

arl
02-17-2010, 08:17 AM
It made me think of a photo. Great capture of winter landscape.

sveldstra
02-17-2010, 09:29 AM
Love the perspective you chose for this one. It just pulls you into the picture. Congratulations on the upcoming baby too. I was on bed rest most of my last pregnancy with the twins, and painting kept me sane. Get a good comfy lap easel and try not to spill paint on the bedding.

LavenderFrost
02-17-2010, 11:57 AM
Thank you everyone for all the compliments and the congrats. I really wasn't sure about this one, it felt like I was just scribbling, lol.

That's cool Sherry! I hope the morning sickness isn't too bad for your daughter.

Well Auntie Susan, I guess you'll have to settle for virtual cuddles, lol.

Sharon, luckily I'm not stuck in bed. Just spend a lot of time on the couch watching movies. But everyone tells me it will get better soon.

Oh, I forgot to mention that my reference was a photo that my mom took in her yard. They planted many of those trees.

stapeliad
02-17-2010, 05:25 PM
Those trees are magical, they have so much uniquue character!
Congrats on the baby on the way.

Charlie's Mum
02-17-2010, 05:28 PM
Those trees are awesome Michelle so I hope painting keeps your mind off the less agreeable aspects of pregnancy and we get lots more treats like this!!!!

Huge congratulations about the upcoming event - lovely news - and lots of hugs from another Tree-Gang auntie

noodle1
02-17-2010, 08:07 PM
Oh Michelle I'm always thinking it's a photo..teehee girl you rock and congratulations on the baby, how wonderful. Trees are fantastic and could be all of nature gets a bit impatient when waiting, be kind to yourself it's just nature saying something wonderful is coming...Sept. huh..me too.

Elaine

Linee
02-17-2010, 11:22 PM
Beautiful, Michele! I love the muted colors.

I didn't know you were expecting. Congrats! How exciting. I'm trying to get a little painting done now (baby is 2mo), but it's definitely slow going. Even a couple minutes is rewarding, though.

LavenderFrost
02-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Thank you Jessica and Maureen!

Elaine, you too?

Thanks Linda. I know a busy time is coming so I have to try to paint lots now.

debee
02-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Lovely work!! I really like the way you handled the bluish tones of the snow.

lilbelle
02-18-2010, 07:47 PM
A wonderfully realistic scene Michelle. The trees are painted beautifully, and congratulations on your good news!

LavenderFrost
02-19-2010, 01:24 PM
Thank you Debbie and Lillian!

mollynix
02-28-2010, 12:14 PM
Amazingly beautiful!

solonite
02-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Beautiful winter scene!
Susan

ladypainter
03-01-2010, 09:04 AM
Really pretty winter scene. Your work is beautiful as always:)

Dcam
03-01-2010, 10:53 AM
This is just what it looks like in NJ at the moment. This is just lovely. You handle snow so well. One of my favorite subjects. Enjoyed very much. Derek

Priti
03-01-2010, 11:27 AM
Beautiful, almost photographic.

LavenderFrost
03-02-2010, 01:19 PM
Thank you all!