A Winter’s Evening

A Winter's Evening

A Winter’s Evening, soft pastel on paper, 9×12″

I’ve been concentrating on painting a few winter scenes lately since we have a white winter this year like we are supposed to here in Canada and it has put me in the mood to depict this type of scenery. I wanted to capture a scene at the end of a winter day so there are some warm tones in the snow which are being cast by the setting sun. I wasn’t happy with the finished painting and neither was I happy with the photograph and think that I need a new camera. I don’t like the gold light higher up behind the trees either. I also think that there should be more violet and blue shadows in the foreground to the right side of the picture. That bright blue color in the tree’s might be a little intense too. Maybe continue the snow covered shrubbery to the bottom of the painting on the left side.

I made a few changes as described and I think that this work has improved. I also was careful to adjust the photo on the computer so the contrast wasn’t as sharp and more like the actual painting. I also tried to adjust the photo so the colors were more like the actual painting although the colors are a little too soft perhaps.

Before the Changes

Before the Changes

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3 thoughts on “A Winter’s Evening

    • Thanks. I had completed the painting, photographed it and put it in the pile of finished painting then remembered to post it and didn’t like it so I pulled it out to readdress. I think I like it better now however I’m getting rather tired of anything to do with winter.

      • I can understand that. We are getting our FIRST major winter rain here in CA. It is welcome, but I wish it would all come at night and be sunny in the morning. I’m SO spoiled! 🙂

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