Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Frozen Pond -Brightwaters


Mike and I drove around looking for some interesting snow scenes. I didn't brave the cold weather and paint outdoors. I did however come home with some good digital photos for reference material.

Today I began and did this 8x10 oil. It's always such a disappointment when working from a photo. It doesn't have the same excitement as painting outdoors.

Tomorrow is another day and I will try another snow scene. Or maybe just paint an apple.

Happy painting everyone.

10 comments:

  1. Love the colors you put in this snow scene Joan.! The digital photo did a beautiful job..you caught every detail..

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  2. Hi Joan.
    Lovely painting my friend. You have certainly caught the Ice, well done. I know what you mean about being out there painting instead of from a photo, but we have still been there to take a photo of the scene. When I have done that, I can`t wait to get home to crop and then paint the scene. Don`t forget to complete that puppy. All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  3. Oh I love scenes like this one! The gray sky and moody feel, all complimented by the snow. Just beautiful (even if it was from a photo, which is not so bad either, cause you're warm!) :)

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  4. Hi there Joan!.... Despite your complaint about having to work from digital reference... you have certainly captured the warmth and the vitality of a snowy plein air session!

    Lots of time to what your plein air appetite... when "You" are moved to "get out there"!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  5. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you for your very encouraging words. Once again we are getting more snow starting later today. Stay warm.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  6. Hi Vic,

    Thank you my friend. I knew your words would encourage and inspire me. Especially about cropping the scene. In my haste to paint this scene I realized that my editing was off. Just a little to much. Enjoy your day.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  7. Hi Karen,

    Thank you for the visit. I finally found your blog. Your website is beautiful. I will pay you a visit later.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  8. Dear Bruce,

    Thank you. I have some nerve complaining about anything. After your mishap. I do hope you are fully recovered. Thank you again. I am so very moved get out there. Maybe today.

    All the best to you
    Joan

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  9. Hi Joan,

    What a great spot! Whether from a photo or not it is a lovely painting. Love the gray day you captured.

    Sue

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  10. Hi Sue,

    Just saw this post. Thank you. Hope you are enjoying your visit with Bob.

    Joanie

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