Landscape painting. Quite intimidating, but managed to finish it, or at least call it done for now. This painting was to be quite realistic, life like, and then the next landscape is to be more loose.
I was not immediately sure what to paint, so I went over for a little walk to take photographs of the forest trail surroundings near our house. Few shots from the walk (upper two from 6.2.2021, and the latter more blue 13.2.2021):
It is very snowy currently, been so for quite some time. Mainly just the coldness has changed between zero to -20 celsius or so. We are now around -10 and I guess it will probably get a bit warmer again, or not. 😀 I don’t mind, I am mostly sticking to the warmth of the house but it is nice to have this kind of little forest trail to go to, no matter the weather.
Bit of references from here and there and I simplified A LOT even though kind of also tried keeping some kind of realistic touch.
The next painting is to be more of a weird and loose one, ‘mental landscapes’. I will try to get more funky with colors, as soon as I know what I paint 😀 The painting has to be way bigger as well, so I am pending on the delivery of my order with few big canvases (60×73). (also I could not resist the urge to get some Schmincke Horadam watercolor pans…. 😀 I have mainly used White Nights by St Petersburg, but I want to try how vibrant the Shcmincke truly are)
This was again painted on a Daler Rowney acrylic paper (A3, 190GSM) using Van Gogh acrylics (mainly) and sometimes also the Golden fluid acrylics.