Second painting from the back garden this time quite different weather being a sunny and crisp morning with long purple shadows on the snow.
The shadows went surprisingly quickly which meant there was no time for mixing. I used some of the paint on my palette from the previous days snow painting, just tweaked a bit.
I also spent some time painting the sheep I put them in before the main light snow as I wanted to paint around them as it seams to connect and structure the painting better. I simplified the sheep to 3 tones of muted yellow. (Light mid and dark) which helped make them look solid. You also don't have to put in all the detail like four legs just a suggestion is enough.
The tree trunks I did a dark green-brown tone first then a light strip not the left. The little tree in the centre was in direct sun and glowing orange!
Snow seams to make the land quieter, all I could really hear were the sheep munching on grass nearby :-)
Our back garden with the fence and then the field.
I'm loving all your recent work but this one's extra fantastic, Clare! The lights and darks, the sheep, the wintry light and atmosphere- just great.ReplyDelete
Really chuffed you like it Caroline :-)Delete
Another point on the sky, the photo sometimes don't come out true to the colours so it may look different in person. Clare
I'm interested in why you painted the sky quite grey - did the actual sky change to that intense blue in the photo of the scene, or was it a composition/tone decision to change it in your painting?ReplyDelete
I like all your snowy paintings but particularly this one. Looking at Caroline's comment about the sky, it might have been very blue in your photo but looking at the colours you have chosen for your composition maybe too much blue in the sky would be jarring. What were your thoughts when you painted this. Great stuff keep posting.ReplyDelete
Really pleased you like this one Pat! Helps to have feedback as its so hard for me to be clear with which ones work and which are ok..you get attached or frustrated with some of them! Have answered you sky question below. ClareDelete
Thank you Caroline & Pat, asking similar questions about the sky. I painted it how it was - an hour or so earlier to the photo shown. The morning light had more yellow and wasn't so strong as the blue a bit later. The sky colour also went well with the purple shadows, which had disappeared too! ClareReplyDelete
That's interesting (as always), Clare. Reading your blog things sink in and percolate and I notice my surroundings in a different way.ReplyDelete