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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Winter Composition

Winter Composition, 24x24, oil on canvas

Winter Composition, 2007, oil on canvas
This painting was meant to be stylized, but the longer I looked at it the longer I did not like the tops of the winter trees or the blue green sky. The sky did not go well with the more violet blue frozen water. This painting got a lighter, more violet blue sky and simplified tree tops. The barn roof was also lightened a tad and the barn made more red, yet still keeping it in the shadow. A few of the bushes and some of the dried vegetation got a tiny bit of attention. The main difference in color between the two is different cameras as I did not touch the snow, the frozen water, tree trunks or anything in the background.


Travelingrant said...

I would still like to see this one black and white again. That was so cool.

victoriasart said...

That would have been one way to go, but I honestly had forgotten about that!

Anonymous said...

it's amazing that the background has that much effect on the rest of the shades in the painting. I thought the top painting was a photo until I saw the caption. The bottom version is a great stylized "theme" or "mood" painting, but not at all realistic as is the first one. You have such amazing gifts. thanks

victoriasart said...

Thanks for taking the time to view my blog and leave a comment! I enjoy your responses.