(West Haven, CT)
I'm a new painter, having been at it roughly five months. This is my second contribution here. This scene is sort of a takeoff on a piece I watched Bob Ross do on his "Best of Joy of Painting" show, but I improvised freely as I went along. Some aspects of the painting suffer from my seat-of-the-pants going, especially with scale and perspective, but I enjoyed doing it so much. I'm fairly happy with the color schemes, however, and did a passable job with some of the blending in the sky and snow--Mr. Ross, as we know, uses oil and it was a bit more challenging using acrylics.
The remarks on my first painting were enormously helpful and encouraging--this site has such a nice vibe. There are so many beautiful paintings by our amateur contributors here, and I admire them very much!