View Full Version : Siberian Pine

01-07-2010, 08:26 PM
Since it warmed up here yesterday to about minus 15 (I guess that's about 0 for those that don't speak celsius) me, the trusty digital Pentax and the the even more trusty dog headed out for an hour or so walk in the new snow. I was thinking I might find something to try and practice in artrage or even try out the new paints and brushes my kids gave me at Christmas.

As it turned out, my favourite photo of the day was right in the back yard - my poor twisted Charlie Brown, ugliest tree in the nursery that no one will buy Siberian Pine I picked up a couple of years ago.

I used lots of layers, to put snow in front of and behind the pine needles and then merged and blended with the knife in a few spots to smooth things out. Quite happy with just an hour or so of work, actually

01-07-2010, 09:31 PM
Oh wow, what a beautiful little tree. I like it :D

01-07-2010, 09:40 PM
So pretty! :) Welldone!

01-07-2010, 09:46 PM
Hey... I'm a bit fond of the Charlie Brown style Christmas tree!:D:D Great painting Lee! Nice blending with the snow on the tree! Very well done!:)

01-07-2010, 10:41 PM
Nice painting, the snow is lovely and looks warm in those colours:) great

01-07-2010, 11:37 PM
This is so pretty....:-)

01-08-2010, 01:22 AM
Beautiful everything!:):):):)

01-08-2010, 05:03 AM
What a great image. Love your little Charlie Brown tree. Hopefully it warms up for you soon!

01-08-2010, 10:56 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments. It was fun to have a painting feel "finished" in about an hour for me. I usually think it needs "just this little bit right here..."

01-08-2010, 12:38 PM
I know exactly what you mean. I always try to overwork a drawing or painting too much. Love that little pine.

01-08-2010, 01:29 PM
What a charming and delightful tree, Lee! I love the colors for the sky and how they're incorporated throughout. Nice!!!

01-08-2010, 01:57 PM
This is very pretty,and I like the way the snow came out.

01-08-2010, 01:57 PM
once again, thanks all for the words of encouragemnt.

Wow... this HAS to be the friendliest (can't think of a better word, I know there is one someplace) forum I've ever logged into. Even the "helpful suggestions" offered are worded in such a way that no one should take offence or feel intimidated. It's a deep fresh of fresh air being here.

01-08-2010, 05:20 PM
There is a real culture of encouraging growth here. That's why we devote so much attention to young artists, people trying to add new skills, and established artists venturing in new directions. Here, taking risks is supposed to be fun.

01-08-2010, 06:04 PM
Well you missed the mailing deadline but what a wonderful card that will make for next Christmas, Lee. Really a fine example of the genre. :)

01-08-2010, 08:55 PM
Lovely one and really well painted. I think it looks great on a card. At least I want to receive one. :)