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Old 12-28-2017, 04:10 PM
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Untrodden Wonderland

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Title: Untrodden Wonderland
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Medium: Oil
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Dimension: 30 x 20cms
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Simple snow scene of a path through the woods, as yet covered by virgin snow. I thought of calling it "Winter Runway".

All comments will be gratefully received. However, should I add something to the foreground, like a bird or two?

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Should I add something to the foreground or is this enough for a small oil?
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:33 PM
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Re: Untrodden Wonderland

I think it's beautiful as is.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:12 PM
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Re: Untrodden Wonderland

Even with the warm tones in the background this feels quite cool..
I don't think it needs any birds or critters added..

The "sunlight" almost feels too white, but not sure how anyone would adjust that at this stage..or maybe that is what you wanted..

I do wonder how some blue shadows might look.. I do like the blue shadows on snow paintings..
I can't tell for sure if yours shadows are mauve or gray?
I'd add a shadow for the thin leaning branch on the right side tree.
I often go back and recheck shadows / angles & make sure things line up..
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:44 AM
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Re: Untrodden Wonderland

Thank you very much Renate and JMW. Much appreciated.

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Even with the warm tones in the background this feels quite cool..
I don't think it needs any birds or critters added..Thanks for that. I was wondering if it was necessary. I have a bad habit of dropping the odd bird in when they're not really needed.

The "sunlight" almost feels too white, but not sure how anyone would adjust that at this stage..or maybe that is what you wanted..Yes, I was going for a just off white with the dull pink creeping in. A touch more might do the trick next time round.

I do wonder how some blue shadows might look.. I do like the blue shadows on snow paintings..
I can't tell for sure if yours shadows are mauve or gray? ...They're a mixed blue grey with a hint of deep red. I started with a touch of Prussian blue, a flicker of black, a suggestion of red and the merest hint of titanium white. I might have overdone the black.
I'd add a shadow for the thin leaning branch on the right side tree.
I often go back and recheck shadows / angles & make sure things line up..I've been looking at that branch for an age and will follow your advice.



Thanks again for the useful pointers and comments.

Beej
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:14 AM
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Re: Untrodden Wonderland

Itís very interesting- almost monochromatic. Donít add anything to the foreground. I like the still feeling it has. That would be ruined by the presence of any animals. Keep painting and maybe think about how your temperature changes from light to shadow. Identify your light source as warm or cool. Then the shadows will be the opposite. Warm light=cool shadows generally.. It will help make your paintings more dynamic. 👍👍
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:11 PM
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Re: Untrodden Wonderland

Thank you very much, DF, for looking and commenting. Appreciated.

Yes, I think I'll keep the foreground as is but I might just warm my light source with the merest hint of primary yellow and share it with the snow. I've seven snow paintings on the go and they would all benefit from a touch of warmth. I'm looking closely at all of them.


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Itís very interesting- almost monochromatic. Donít add anything to the foreground. I like the still feeling it has. That would be ruined by the presence of any animals. Keep painting and maybe think about how your temperature changes from light to shadow. Identify your light source as warm or cool. Then the shadows will be the opposite. Warm light=cool shadows generally.. It will help make your paintings more dynamic. 👍👍
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