water mixable oil 3.5 x 6.5 inches
I started this after finishing the apples and knife yesterday afternoon. Its the view out the window. I had a mixture of left-over paint that looked just like the willow trees in the middle-ground. As you can see, almost all of the snow is gone.
I almost started another apple painting today, but I really wanted to paint landscape... and not from photos. I drove around looking for something to paint and ended up at my neighbor's house and painted some buildings. It is still pretty cold, so I sat in the car. I didn't finish though and will try to get back tomorrow to finish.
I was looking back at some of the painting I did last winter when I was working with the oils. I seemed to be getting comfortable with them and showings some progress and then put them away for almost a year. And here I am feeling like a beginner again. Well, this time I'm going to stick with them or get rid of them, and I'm feeling more and more like I'm going to stick with them.
This is a lovely painting Carole! You have captured a great mood - I can almost feel the seasons changing as I look at it.
Carole, what a nice painting, I particularly like the way you've done the evergreens. And I know just what you mean about painting outside (even if you have to do it in the car!), it's just great. Sometimes I take paintings out to the backyard to finish them, even if the scene was elsewhere. - Bobbi
Thank you, Wendy. Even more of the snow is gone this morning, so there is hope for spring soon.
Bobbi, Thank you. I'm experimenting with different brushes on the trees. Its hard not to get real fussy with them.
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