Wednesday, January 2, 2013

30 in 30 Days - Day 1 - Coating of Snow


Acrylic on 9x12 canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Today is day 1 of my 30 paintings in 30 days. I've been interested in painting snow lately, love the subtle shades within the white of the snow. I wanted to enhance those, as well as bring out the cold of the snow. I used Indanthrene Blue within the water & it's edges, and Dioxazine Purple in the shadows of the snow. Both colors enhanced the cold effects. For balance, I used Burnt Sienna in the twigs and branches - to add touches of warmth. The overhanging green pine branches are done in Sap Green Deep. 

4 comments:

Janin Wise said...

This is one of my absolute favorites of the challenge so far! Looking forward to seeing what we all make in the next 30 days.

CrimsonLeaves said...

It is the pine branches that keep drawing my eyes. Beautiful work, Nan!

Nancy Goldman said...

I really like your snow scenes Nan. I hope you'll be doing more in your 30 day challenge.

Nan Johnson said...

Thank you Janin, Sherry & Nancy, appreciate your comments. I love painting snow, so I'm sure quite a few snow scenes will be in my 30 Day challenge paintings.

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