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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Color in Winter Paintings, Snow in Landscape



I have not posted for awhile but I hope everyone has enjoyed my new prints and monitored all the holiday sales via my Facebook wall and Twitter account. This is my painting, Snow in Landscape.  I was inspired by the winter snow paintings of French impressionist, Alfred Sisley. I wanted to use color to paint a fun winter scene. My critique group and friends tell me I achieved this objective.  I used this painting as my holiday card; I personalized text and borders.  My main colors were double split complementary hues from the Munsell color wheel (orange and blue, red purple and green). I like painting the changing hues, temperatures and values in the light and shadow shapes.  My focal point is the figure in the red hat.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and oil brushes.  My primary technique was painting wet into wet. I also glazed transparent paint over dry paint.

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