First snow, inktense blocks, update


First Snow, finished and cropped
I decided to add a few more marks, a little white gouache to add more direction to the snow and  to create a rising moon.   Then I cropped it.

One of the advantages of the inktense is that no colour at all lifted to contaminate the white of the gouache.

 I miss the ability to crop when I work on canvas.

Better?   That's it anyway.  

Comments

Alison Staite said…
Beautiful!
Anonymous said…
Lovely mixture of colour, movement and white
Jennifer said…
I just wrote the previous comment - my name is Jennifer, but was not sure what to click on the list!
Margo said…
I liked the original, but what a difference a crop makes! Superb.
vivien said…
thank you all :>)

Jennifer I think you clicked the right thing :>)

and Margo I totally agree - cropping can make a very ordinary painting really work - trouble is, I rarely work to standard sizes so framing isn't cheap!
annie said…
As Margo says, the original was beautiful yet the crop makes such a difference. How lovely it is...

annie
Billie Crain said…
Vivien, I have been trying to leave a comment on your blog for a week but no luck. Hopefully this one will post.

I absolutely love your birch scenes with Inktense! Very striking and effective.
laurel said…
Love it! What lovely detail and the colors give it so much life.
Shelley Whiting said…
Wow I love it. It's very dramatic and I love the expressive colors and movement in the piece. Beautiful work.

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