Monday, January 5, 2015

Beginnings and Amazing Snowfalls



Work in progress
mixed media on 11 x 14 inch canvas panel

This is a work in progress with lots more to do. It is based on the sketch below.  

water-soluble graphite and ink sketch
4 x 6 inch

Obviously I didn't stick to the plan. As I layered acrylic paint, the composition unfolded in a different way.  Love it when that happens...I think.

Before I go, look what we got the other night.  It was so gorgeous out, my husband and I decided to take the dog and go for a walk.  He took this magical photo while we were out.




20 comments:

  1. NICE work! It'll be so pretty.
    I like the snow photo! SNOW is pretty to look at!

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  2. The photo looks amazingly surreal, like a stage set! Love your new painting in progress and the sketch too. Happy new year Lisa!
    Jess xx

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  3. How marvelous - I thought I was looking at a Chagall - brilliant start and I cannot wait to see it finished.
    I love it when a painting takes on a life of its own. Always the best.
    The photo is full of nostalgia and the two sets of footprints leading in
    make me remember walking our dog - no matter what the weather!

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  4. Goodness, Lisa, this is already stunning. And of course, your husband's wonderful photo looks so much prettier than anything I could capture. Hope you had a lovely, safe, and enjoyable New Year.

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  5. Yes a great start. And it looks like it will end up somewhere very interesting. Beautiful, peaceful snow scene. Happy New Year Lisa.

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  6. Hi Lisa,
    Best of luck with your work-in-progress! The photo looks just like a postcard--and I mean that in the best possible way.
    Stay well and happy painting!
    Sincerely,
    Gary.

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  7. lol, i thought i was looking at a chagall, too! stunning, my friend...

    and the snow, too... : )

    xoxo

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  8. Your WIP looks very mysterious can't wait to see how it turns out. Love your snowy photo.

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  9. Your work in progress makes me think of swirling ancestors there to guide those on terra firma. Love this xox

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  10. Magic is the word for that snow and the painting! Stay warm.

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  11. wonderful to see your charming art. when i work with acrylic things always change too.
    your snow walk sounds and looks lovely. We have gotten well over a foot of snow in the past 20 hours... so today was all about moving snow! lovely 2015 to you!

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  12. Excellent work, Lisa... Love this WIP...

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  13. That truly is a magical photo. Like a scene from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Mystical and Magical.

    Your work never ceases to amaze me. I leave smiling at the whimsy, but also truly admire your skill. Bravo! Hugs, Jenny

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  14. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un travail excellent et tellement éblouissant...
    Quelle belle capture photographique !

    Gros bisous ♡

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  15. Great start -- it is 'Chagall-like' -- dreamy just like that snow photo. WOW gorgeous - all of it.
    xoxo

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  16. This is looking very special so far.. intrigued... My that photo looks like a Christmas card, how beautiful!

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  17. The snow scene is a magical wonderland. The experience visually is breathtaking. Lovely. Do you ever sell your preliminary drawings. The 'idea' on paper, for your painting is priceless. I love it. HAPPY NEW YEAR, and I want to say that your art is delicious!!! Norma *smiles*

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  18. The painting is very cool without the ladder too! Interesting how things go! I love your snow photo! Gorgeous! Hugs ;o)

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