Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"After the Snow Falls"

"After the Snow Falls" is a compilation of three separate images I took favorite elements from, and voila !

Roughly 20 hours went into putting it together, and I must say I surprised myself. It's a first attempt at a monochromatic approach. There's usually lots and lots of color in whatever I choose to paint...I guess I believed that color keeps the composition interesting. I'm learning that color plays a small role in an interesting composition.....

For me, one of the beauties of creative expression is the learning......the unexpected lessons are most interesting and fun!

The last time I used black pastel paper I wasn't sure I liked the outcome. This time - I'm pleased. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let me know. As always...thank you for stopping by !

11 comments:

Rachel H said...

That's worked really well - especially the speed of the water - I can almost hear it. I have to say, I love drawing on black pastel paper when you've got a predominantly dark picture, and it makes such sense for this picture where you're adding the water on in white. I think what's also helped is that you've got some nice solid white at the bottom, which gives it a nice balance between the black and the white.

Great picture - looking forward to seeing more!

Owen said...

Lot's of movement. Very busy but as Rachel says that large area of white balances things. Continue creating and thrive!

BMoon said...

Very nice. I see a man in the background, kind of leaning over doing something...how very wonderful.

Lynn said...

What a unique and unusual image! It's very moody and atmospheric.

Ana Tirolese said...

This worked out well. It looks great. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

cool artwork

Ann said...

You should be pleased! I love the pattern of light and dark. Great work!

Amy's Place said...

What I think is WOW !!!
This is one of your very best. Very Best. I would like to say I am suprised, but I am not. There is so much more in you waiting to come out and I cannot wait to see. You know I am partial to shading, black, white and grey. With your precision, technique, fine eye and imagination, no wonder I almost fell out of my chair.

Thank you :0) :0) ;O)
Love you

me

Anonymous said...

I knopw nothing about art but I tell you what, I know nothing about art. I love you and all your jazzy artwork! Keep it up Ma! Love, Eric

Anonymous said...

I love every piece of this piece and the whole darn piece. The water flow is perfect. I look at this piece all the time.

Beautiful....


Gelligot
xoxo

Kathleen said...

How Lovely- Yep it's all about value and composition both of these elements are beautifully handled in this piece - Way to go Tracey - I love snow scenes this one is just wonderful