Wednesday, December 08, 2010

"lonely, or if you prefer, self-sufficient"

(7x10)
I find myself always admiring grays in other people's paintings, but can never seem to get to gray in my own. This seemed like a good subject for trying out some neutrals.
I also used watercolor pencils for the twigs in the foreground and bleed-proof white for the snow.


13 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nicely done, Laura. :)

bricarwaller said...

It's a lovely winter scene. Makes me wish we would have snow here.

Katherine Thomas said...

I really love your work. I prefer the sentiment "self-sufficient" myself. Isn't snow magical?

D.D said...

Wonderful painting. Nicely captured the atmosphere.

NATIVIDAD said...

SALUDOS!!BELLISIMAS NEVADAS¡¡¡

Sandra said...

The painting is so atmospheric and tranquil. And that snow falling reaaly adds to that winter feel. This is wonderful! I could learn a lot from you :0)

shl said...

Yesterday the EXQUISITE Dejda and today you're channeling Wyeth! Think I'll paraphrase Dickens here: "Please, ma'am, we want some more"!

Gillian said...

A beautiful wintry scene. One idea you could try is adding the snowflakes digitally so you can have both with and without!

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, you set such a wonderful tone/mood. Love this, Laura. I definitely prefer "self-sufficient" over lonely.

RHCarpenter said...

I love it - and when I enlarged it, I saw how the white makes it almost 3D = all the rage now, don't you know!! It would make a lovely holiday card.

Kay Smith said...

Laura, I love your work and your blog is gorgeous!!! Thanks for visiting mine today. This snow scene really gets me in the holiday mood as we just arrived in the New Mexico mountains.

Hildebrand Memorial Library said...

Beautiful Laura. Love the way you laid the blanket of snow gently over all and captured the unadorned spirit of this season.

Carol Tilson said...

The snow is incredible! How did you get it to appear to have so much texture? I do watercolor house portraits and there are plenty of instances where I want to paint snow falling. Instead I just paint snow around the house! Any advice would be appreciated.

Carol Tilson
www.houseportraitsbydeb.com

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