This is my painting, Canoeing Peaceful Solitude. The scene reminded me of the peace I felt when I was a child canoeing at camp. I wanted to convey this calm and peace in my painting. I used a horizontal format. My brushstrokes were smooth and I limited my textures. I used low contrast with my color values (light, dark, gray scale) and saturation (intensity, purity). When I first saw the scene I knew my objective and considered the elements of art I would use to convey this objective.
This is a digital painting using traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints (Corel Painter 12 and Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet).
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