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Snowy Field – Painting a Day

November 10th, 2006

Snowy Field
Watercolor on paper 5.5″ x 13.5″

An exploration in monochrome for a Wet Canvas Weekend Allmedia event. The challenge was to take a reference photo provided by Wendy/Sundiver and adapt it in some way to make it more interesting.There was no foreground in the ref photo, and no shadows. My solution was to turn it into a vertical format, rather than horizontal, and to let the cast shadows of the trees be part of the design. The shadows point up to the sun (or moon, as the case may be) which is the center of interest.
Now if any of you wants to get technical, yes I know that the cast shadow from a point source (the moon) should radiate from that source, and that the trees furthest to the right should not cast shadows to the left. But I did it for a design reason, ok?

The provided reference photo:

6 Comments »

  1. This looks very nice. Something different, for sure.
    Jo

    Comment by Jo Castillo (noblock99) — November 10, 2006 @ 9:27 pm
  2. Very beautiful.
    Simple color present cool feeling.

    Comment by kuriyama — November 10, 2006 @ 9:37 pm
  3. What a beautiful interpretation!!

    Comment by TeriC — November 11, 2006 @ 7:42 am
  4. you have alot of imagination. To be different, I probably would have painted it red. Ha Ha

    Comment by Pamela — November 11, 2006 @ 5:24 pm
  5. Karen I like this a lot. It’s very dramatic with stunning use of colour.

    Comment by andrea j — November 12, 2006 @ 5:03 pm
  6. Karen I like this a lot. It’s very dramatic with stunning use of colour.

    Comment by andrea j — November 12, 2006 @ 5:03 pm

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