Winter scene

by Guy
(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!
Guy

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NEWBIE TOO
by: Sue

I'm a new painter too. My medium is watercolor. I love your colors and the subject and composition. Isn't it fun. Love the critique. So much to learn.

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Very nice
by: Jill

Its pretty!

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Winter Scene
by: Dee

I love this work,very very nice! I really like the softness that you captured,and the coloring is just lovely.
I too,paint nature and am a novice,I am so happy that I found this site. Keep up the good work,you are talented.

Sincerely,
Dee

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Awesome!
by: Lori - Wolcott, CT !!!!

Guy, I think you did a fabulous job!! I love the colorings and the perspective looks great to me. I can't believe this is only your 2nd painting! Great job!! Keep them coming!!! :)

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winter scene
by: Angeline, the Netherlands

Hi Guy,

You used warm colours to make this winter scene, and I must say, you were successful.
I especially like the highlights on the moon, they are great.

Well done,

Angeline,

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Winter Scene
by: Loretta

Beautiful! You captured my imagination totally, I could see myself standing and looking at your painting as if it were real.

From my view, I could not see anything at all out of place in your painting.

Loretta

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Winter Scene
by: Bob

The benefit of Acrylics' quick-drying properties is a real disadvantage when it comes to blending so I think you've done really well to achieve a soft, variegated sky as successfully as you have.

There's good depth in the picture via those distant trees and the whole picture certainly captures a tranquil winter evening scene. What I'm most pleased to see is that you've reflected the warm sky colours into the snow and not just settled for blue shadows...

With the moon positioned as it is, any shadows would radiate from it like bicycle spokes so the left hand tree shadows are fine. However, the cabin shadow would be on the right of the building and a slightly greater light/dark definition between the side and the rear walls would help.

The central clump of grass also tends to block out the 'lead-in' to the picture - think about creating a hint of, say, footsteps or a path in the snow leading towards the house instead.

However, for a newcomer, this is a really good start and you should be well pleased with your efforts so far.

Cheers

Bob

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winter scene
by: JBF

Wow! Very nice use of color...shadow pretty good...don't forget the shadows from all of the trees, not just the ones in front!! But over all very well done for only five months of painting!
Bravo!

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