ART : Winter Dreams

I finally picked up my brush again after one and a half months. And since I’m not a trained artist, every time there is a gap, I am filled with dread – with art I’m never quite sure if it’s going to work or not. After an earlier failed attempt at painting flowers, I decided to do a winter scene. I finished the watercolor painting in an hour’s time after sunset and this was the result. The next morning when the sun’s rays fell on it, I realized that something was lacking.

Stage 1

I framed and hung it on the wall.

Framed

The next morning when the sun’s rays fell on it, I felt something was missing. So, I reworked on the painting.

And then I worked on it some more and this is the final result. The painting is inspired by Solodov Nikolay’s painting – ‘Winter at sunset in Dolgoprudny’

Though the painting turned out quite well, I realize if I am to feel comfortable with art, I will have to work very hard and allow myself to make mistakes. The latter is something that I’m struggling with.

P.S. I’m working on another painting with flowers. I hope it turns out ok.

You can check out my art at spacesbysmithav.com

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27 responses to “ART : Winter Dreams”

  1. judeitakali Avatar
    judeitakali

    Don’t put down that brush❤️🙏🏽

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Oh Jude…that is both kind and encouraging ❤. I will not now…with so many wellwishers.Thank you!

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      1. judeitakali Avatar
        judeitakali

        it’s such a pleasure Smitha. i admire your talent.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Thanks so much Jude🙏.

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  2. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    This is lovely Smitha, I love winter scenes.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Andrea. I’m so glad you liked the painting.

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Brilliant and excellent painting, Smitha. Simple and beautifully done work of art. Great post.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much dear Kamal. I somehow missed replying to your comment earlier. I’m sorry and am happy that you liked the painting.

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        Oh it is completely okay dear Smitha. Always welcome. Take care and stay safe.

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  4. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    I would buy this painting, Smitha. I love the colours. It is the same for me with my artworks. You only see the successes but I sometimes scrunch up my figures because I get frustrated when things go wrong.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Robbie. Thank you! So glad you loved it. If you are seriously want to buy it, do send me an email. Will give you my email id on messenger if you’re interested.
      Your comment makes me feel better. Does it hurt to scrunch up your figures? It nags me quite a bit if I have to throw away a painting. I know I need to get over it if I want to improve.

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        HI Smitha, please do DM me on Facebook. I think it would go nicely with my Africa paintings. When I scrunch up my figurines, I usually stop work for the day, or maybe a few, and then I go back and redo it avoiding my previous mistakes. So I learn from scrunching them up.

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  5. Ananda Avatar

    Excellent painting ❤️

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Ananda🙏

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  6. lynnfay73 Avatar

    I love your work, Smitha. Interesting to see what you added! I can’t imagine being able to do that. If I get caught up on my bills and decide on a theme, or get you a photograph (maybe of my Inukshuk), maybe you’ll paint something big for me someday. Really nice. Multi-talented.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Lynn. I’m sorry I did not reply earlier. I thought I had but I hadn’t. Your comment gives me the reassurance I need from time to time. I’d love to do a painting for you. Do let me know whenever you’re ready. Thank you again…so very much❤

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  7. Cendrine Marrouat Avatar

    Very nicely done! You shouldn’t be so self-critical. Just let it flow. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Cendrine for your words of encouragement. I really need to work on letting it flow🙂. I am going to now. Thank you! X

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      1. Cendrine Marrouat Avatar

        We all learn over time. We are our own worst critics.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          I agree with you completely. And I’m working at keeping it in check. Thanks again Cendrine for understanding.

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  8. sienablue Avatar

    This is so lovely! I always fiddle with my paintings over several sessions. I have not been reading blogs much in the last few weeks while I try to absorb all the information about knee replacements. My tentative surgery date is June 23 and it will be many months of hard work to get normal mobility back after that.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so very much Jo. Watercolors are so painful and yet I keep going back to them. I hope it gets easier with practice.
      Shall pray for you to come back stronger after your knee replacement surgery. Hugs.

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  9. Infinite Living Avatar

    This is amazing work and the process too!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much Pragalbha. Hope all’s been well at your end. Its been a long time.

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      1. Infinite Living Avatar

        You are very welcome. All well, yes thank you. Trust the same for you 💛

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