|SNOW MELT by Sea Dean|
By Sea Dean
5" x 7" Canvas Panel
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Thick impasto paint imaged while wet so will darken slightly. Will photograph again tomorrow in the light.
I recently took a trip up a local ski mountain, took a sleigh ride and reveled in the beauty of fresh snow. Most of the day was lovely but about 2pm the weather started to close in and it started snowing. We took the ski bus back home and it started to snow in earnest. Seventeen inches later we had our own winter wonderland just outside the door. So I suppose it's inevitable in this challenge that I should keep returning to snowy landscapes.
I find most artists focus too much on the blue spectrum when painting snow scenes, but I've spent a lot of time experiencing it first hand and there is always some warm colour in a snow scene. Actually it's roughly half and half, but you have to search for it. I tell my students to stare at the subject until their eyeballs are about to pop out. The image I had to work from in this barely had any colour and I had to really search to find it. It wasn't until I finished that I realized I had pulled a lot of information from the trip I took up the mountain earlier in the week.
30 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS - Day 8
As a special gift to fellow artists participating in the Leslie Saeta 30 paintings in 30 days Challenge. I am allowing artists to post their entries on my blog as well. I'm using the same type of system to make it easy. Add YOUR NAME ONLY (not the painting's name or your business name) and a link to your web presence.
Posting ends at midnight each day and voting begins. Voting is open on all the previous days blogs from January 1st until January 31st. Three votes for each person. Each day voting opens the when posting closes and continues till 31st January 2015. At close of voting the top three rise to the top and remain on my blog forever.
All I ask in return is to spread the word and give your buddies a chance to win prizes too. If you blog, link to your entry on it. Share to Twitter, FB, Pinterest etc. with an easy hover and click. Click on the thumbnails to visit the artists and tell them how much you love their work.
Prizes given to the most active artists and voters that participate throughout the month. Posts, Votes, Comments, Shares etc.
P.S. Remember to post your painting on the current day and vote on all the previous blogs from January 1st to 31st for the most chance at prizes. You have 3 votes each day and voting is open on all pages till January 31st. To vote click on the grey heart on each painting you like. If you're lost click on each of these links.
January 1st WHITE MOUNTAIN II - VOTE
January 2nd WHITE MOUNTAIN I - VOTE
January 3rd WHITE MOUNTAIN III - VOTE
January 4th NORTHERN BEAUTY - VOTE
January 5th CITY LIGHT - VOTE
January 6th HEART AND ROSES - VOTE
January 7th WOODLAND TRAIL - VOTE
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Posted on Leslie Saeta # 4