Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day #1 The 30/30 Challenge Has Begun

Winter Farm, 5x7. oil
Day #1 – Winter Farm, 5x7, oil.

Goal - To change the reference photo to a winter scene.

Reference Photo
Thoughts – As you can see in the reference photo, this was an old railroad building near Borestone Mountain, Maine.  It was used as a work camp for The Canadian Pacific Railroad workers.  I decided to make it into an old farm and remove the railroad tracks which were distracting.  I almost overworked this little guy because I started fiddling – trying to make it a little better, adding a bit more, then taking away something else, etc.  I learned that I needed to stay focused, to force myself to stop when I liked what I saw, put down my brush and leave it alone.  Good first day lesson for me.

Thank you for visiting, Celene

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  1. I love what you did with your reference photo. Gorgeous start to the challenge and the New Year! Enjoy...

  2. The little building is terrific! Wonderful shadows.

  3. I love it when artists take poetic license and alter the source! This one is fabulous! Love the winter take on it and editing out the track was a perfect choice!


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