winter woods by summerfield

winter woods

i'm late in joining the game with jackie, casablanca, moni kozi and grammyn. but i was not aware of this until sunday noon.

this was from a tutorial from jackie. the project was for watercolour. i don't know anything about masking fluid and washing the sky, that's why acrylic is my choice of medium. plus i don't have watercolour 🤣. i grabbed a still from the video and proceeded from there. looking at the still, i just guessed what the colours would be starting with the sky and adapted the other colours to match it. i was going to work on another skyscape that called for a "powder blue" for the sky so i started with that. i kind of like the resulting colour tones, although admittedly i should have mixed more gray in the background trees; it's too green for my liking.

whereas the tutorial had sketched the trees beforehand, i followed the advice by the great katy @grammyn, that i should paint, not draw, so i started with the sky first, then worked from the back to the front, "painting" in (not draw or sketch) the trees last. i consulted some of my similar photos for depth and shading. the birch trees are a bitch to paint and i sort of got lost with the background trees on the right. to be honest, i just winged it, practising on a cardboard with three different paintbrushes.

midway, it looked horrible and i was so tempted to paint over it and start again. but i was losing daylight so had to make the most of what i had done and persevered. after four hours, i was famished and called it quits. i emailed a photo to my sister back in the old country and she's impressed with the dof and my colour choices. mind you, she would forever welcome the chance to slaying me to the ground criticising my work when she gets the chance and sees it fit so she must be telling the truth.

here's jackie's @30pics4jackiesdiamond:
https://365project.org/30pics4jackiesdiamond/extra-special-o/2021-01-23

and @casablanca 's:
https://365project.org/casablanca/365/2021-01-23

and katy's:
https://365project.org/grammyn/365/2021-01-24

and i'm sill searching for moni's @monikozi

painting #4.

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as i have no time to go out (well, i have the time, i just have nowhere to go or just can't go) this will be my entry for week 4 of the 52 capture the subject of which is "scapes".
@30pics4jackiesdiamond @casablanca @grammyn @monikozi

now i have to write my speech for the school.
January 27th, 2021  
Very nice. I like how each of you have put your own spin on the task.
January 27th, 2021  
A lovely work of art!
January 27th, 2021  
So much better than mine as I knew it would be! Very impressive Girlfriend!!!
January 27th, 2021  
Lovely artwork
January 27th, 2021  
Another nice piece of artwork.
January 27th, 2021  
Terrific result!
January 27th, 2021  
how lovely
January 27th, 2021  
This looks amazing Vikki, a wall hanger for sure.
January 27th, 2021  
Your take on the tutorial in acrylics is excellent. I like the snow and the shadows the most. I was telling Jackie that I don;t like the shadows in the tutorial, as i find them blocking the eye, because they are too long and crossing everything. But you managed to give them a good proportion and angle. Well done!
I find it daring that you used acrylics, as in Jackie's case, when she attempted Jane's tutorial in watercolour. They are two completely different mediums.
Don't look for my attempt, because I did not post it. ;)
January 27th, 2021  
Vikki you're far too critical, this is fabulous. I like your idea of just grabbing a still and copying.

I love how we all did the same, but different, due to experience and materials.

@monikozi @grammyn @cssablanca

Love this artistry game!!!
January 27th, 2021  
@monikozi - i still want to see your interpretation. how about you email it to me? 😊
January 27th, 2021  
@summerfield i'll post it tomorrow :D If you post your email address in one of my photos, I'l save it and delete the comment
January 27th, 2021  
I love this! Talent abounds with all of you, oh my.
January 27th, 2021  
This is a very pretty painting!
Well done!
January 27th, 2021  
Very nice!
January 27th, 2021  
That's lovely and artistic. Nicely done. Love the colour hues you have used here.
Have a very Happy New Year.
January 27th, 2021  
Love your choice of colours.
January 27th, 2021  
Deservedly on PP!!! Whoop whoop
January 27th, 2021  
This is lovely
January 28th, 2021  
Very nice! It is so much fun to see all the different versions!
January 28th, 2021  
This is really pretty. Love the colors and the depth.
January 29th, 2021  
This is very pretty- it looks like a stationary card for writing letters and thoughtful notes. Well done, imho!
January 31st, 2021  
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