Which way up? A painting with subject matter like this could go any which way. Which do you prefer? By the time this post goes up, the painting will be finished but the way up will still be up in the air…
The powerful colour, contrast and lines in this painting make it quite a striking snow study. Hooray for those who tried using these elements in their paintings on our Weekend Watercolour course.
The crazy shadows of spring afternoons!
This one is a little difficult to figure out. The flower pot is on a ledge inside a screened in porch. In the background there is a juniper bush and some leafy stuff in a rock garden against the garage. The light was the part that caught my eye but, again, I never like my flower paintings as much as I would like to.
We get such wonderful strong, dark shadows on a sunny winter day when the snow is fresh and clean. Anywhere there is a bush or even a blade of grass above the bed of white, a blue shadow will trail off away from the low winter sun, draping over bumps and contours.
Here is the old railway fence that runs along the highway into Spirit River. It has been there forever, getting more decrepit and more scenic every day. Usually there is an amazing sky above the open field above.
The Pleasant View Painters took on the challenge of painting bold winter shadows. They also did an excellent job with their background forests. It is always interesting to see how others perceive the world. What colour are shadows for you?