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Old 03-17-2002, 11:09 AM
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most recent winter/snow piece...

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

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Old 03-17-2002, 01:07 PM
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the reflections in the foreground of the snow are exquisite. good to see this one again...
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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%?

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Great sense of light & excellent composition. Beautiful!
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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



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Old 03-17-2002, 05:02 PM
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how fine the final piece

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 !

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Hi Larry,
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.
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Lovely work!

Sorry to hear about the pneumonia though. Perhaps a warm fire and hot chocolate while you are out next time?
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Thanks everyone.....

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!

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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...
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Old 03-19-2002, 07:19 PM
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Well...thanks Shannon!!

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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