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Old 01-28-2005, 08:28 AM
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FROSTY EMBRACE

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Title: FROSTY EMBRACE
Year Created: 2005
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 16X20
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

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I was looking out my studio window to paint this. Practicing to paint snow.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
What do you think ?
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Old 01-28-2005, 09:16 AM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

I think that I like it.

There are elements of the Russian impressionists here. (And,..they are my favorites)

Well done.
And saying that,..I'd suggest that you paint many more snow scenes. It'll be interesting to see what develops! Best Wishes,-S
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:08 AM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

The snow looks really crisp and crunchy, and I love the colours in it.

The shadows are puzzling me a bit though. Is there a tree out of the picture that's causing the shadow that lines up from the bottom of the painting to the middle tree?
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:33 AM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

Loving these criss-crossed branches. Interesting!
Maybe edges of snow in the distance should be a bit softer? But that's really nit-picking!
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:08 PM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

mmmmm..very nice. i just want to duck under that and make some deep foot prints so i can see what's beyond that snow! nice work. the composition is great. i love those greens in the blue. a nice compliment to the reddish brown trees. i cant think of anything i would change. its a beauty.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:43 PM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

I really like the three-dimensional effect of the branch and twigs - you could really develop that effect further across the piece, its very effective.
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

I really like the branches. They truly appear to be reaching out to "embrace" each other, per your title. Well done!
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Old 01-28-2005, 02:22 PM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

I really like this - the colours are wonderful and it is freezingly cold - what a fantastic view to have from your window.
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

Linda......surprenant.

It is gorgeous. I can sens the depht of that forrest.....
The small " brindilles " peeking out of the snow, on the floor are amazing.
Very well painted. The one I preffer from " toi " Linda

Bravo, ç`est très beau.

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Old 01-28-2005, 07:12 PM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

Thank you all for your great comments. This is so much fun ! You guys mean so much to me. I don't only find great advice and encouragement but also friendship.

Mattlart; thanks a lot. Could you name a few of your Russian favourites so I can look them up.

Cryla: thank you also. Yes, I imagined an another tree or two in front of the scene to make it more interesting because I felt it needed it.

Spyderbabe: everytime I read your name "Spyderbabe" I feel I'll see this great beautiful creature full of sharpness and grace.
You could be right about the distance shadows. I thought that I did soften but maybe not enough. Thanks.


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a nice compliment to the reddish brown trees

Katelyn: thank you so much. I usually put a little orange in the brown but tried red this time and was so pleased of the results that it is forever in my memory. Thanks for noticing.

Andrew; this is so great, as I did think that I could developpe more also but was too wet and was too excited to post. Thanks a lot.

VanArt and Vhere; thank you so much. I know, I'm so lucky to live here. But to get to my house, there is THAT hill and in winter it is scary and also 25 to 35 minutes of Country road to travel before you get to the City. I have two young adults that still go to school and work part time so they must use it every day and it does make me nervous.

Le Beau Daniel; Vraiment ! J'en suis touchée ! Merci. Now everytime I'll paint "brindilles", I'll think of you.

Linda
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Old 01-28-2005, 08:30 PM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

It is a very beautiful (even though very cold ) painting

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Old 01-28-2005, 10:34 PM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

Soooo much snow.

Linda, I agree that you should do more of these. Your style is amazing!

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Old 01-28-2005, 10:57 PM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

You capture both the spirit of nature and people when you paint like this, Linda. When you put them together you're absolutely phenomenal (example: My Island). Perfect. You're such an inspiration to me. Just beautiful in all it's cold glory.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:04 AM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

Lovely Linda ,, your French/Canadian blood is really beginning to show up big time.
I always thought Quebec painters made up their color because they use so much of it but one visit to Northern Quecec and I saw colors I had never imagined I could see. It is a beautiful place for inspiration.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:38 AM
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Re: FROSTY EMBRACE

YLCIA, Brushstroke, Tam and Wayne; Thank you so much.

You are all helping me in knowing what direction or path is mine. I appreciate all your wonderful comments.

Linda
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