Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Reflections

Winter Reflections 6x6 oil, copyright 2011

The next little oil, this time of Twin Creek.  Painting snow on a white background seemed a little dull, so I gave this panel an acrylic wash in purple before starting.  You can see it poking through here and there.  I kept with the impressionistic feel on this one, laying down the paint quickly and thickly.  I think the reflections turned out pretty well, though they don't really match the trees.  I'll have to pay more attention to that in the future.  And I think I need a bit more practice with trees - some look pretty good, some not so good.   I tend to get a bit bored with tree after tree, something I really should get past considering how much they dominate the landscape around here!

1 comment:

  1. I like it Erica. I thought it was blue until you said you did a purple wash, then I could see the purple so that was very interesting. I guess painting white on white would be a challenge. Looks good!