ART : In the country

I did this painting two days ago, using a limited palette of ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, alizarin red, cadmium yellow, and white. While I was tempted to use just one more color (I so needed Burnt umber), I did not. At the end of two hours of painting, this is how the canvas looked like.

This is my first painting from a photograph. Its not exact. I changed the color of the sky a bit and did not do much detailing.

Here’s a clearer picture of the painting

This year, I’d like my hands to move easily on the canvas. I don’t want to be terrified at the sight of a blank canvas or sheet and I realize the only way that’s going to happen is if I practice a lot more.

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15 responses to “ART : In the country”

  1. Dalo 2013 Avatar

    Beautiful work, Smitha. Your words and thinking makes me reflect on the understanding to be good at anything, it must come naturally ~ and your comment of wanting your hands to flow across the canvas with happen sooner than you think 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Randall🙏. It’s very kind of you to say. I don’t know if it comes naturally to me. I try and have a long, long way to go. But, I do love painting. It’s one thing that I could sit for hours doing and not get distracted🙂. I appreciate your confidence in my skills very much. I hope I can keep up.

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  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    You did well with this painting, Smitha. It is very attractive.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much,Robbie. You never fail to encourage me❤️

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  3. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Lovely composition, Smitha! It looks like a great place for a stroll. ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much,Cheryl. After I read your comment,I looked at the painting again and felt the same. It’s feels great to know the painting made you feel that way.❤️

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  4. raoulworks Avatar

    Thats a visual delight indeed!!!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much!

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  5. Darlene Avatar

    Well done. I think it turned out very well. I prefer the limited details.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Darlene. I’m very happy to know you liked the painting. I enjoyed doing it as it was quick,too!

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  6. Toonsarah Avatar

    That’s lovely, and I think your decision to simplify the view has made it more beautiful than it would be if you’d fiddled around with the details!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much, Sarah. I’m very happy to know you liked the painting. It was my first attempt at doing a photograph, so, I wasn’t too sure. Your words are encouraging and make me want to do more like these.

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  7. rajkkhoja Avatar
    rajkkhoja

    Beautiful your art work.
    Nice colour matching use. Descent nature look.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much!

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      1. rajkkhoja Avatar
        rajkkhoja

        You are most welcome!

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