Snowy Field – Painting a Day

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:

Comments

  1. kuriyama
    November 10, 2006

    Very beautiful.
    Simple color present cool feeling.

  2. TeriC
    November 11, 2006

    What a beautiful interpretation!!

  3. Pamela
    November 11, 2006

    you have alot of imagination. To be different, I probably would have painted it red. Ha Ha

  4. andrea j
    November 12, 2006

    Karen I like this a lot. It’s very dramatic with stunning use of colour.

  5. andrea j
    November 12, 2006

    Karen I like this a lot. It’s very dramatic with stunning use of colour.

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