Oil on Canvas
I shall just leave this painting as it is. I have kind of lost my motivation to continue this piece cos the trees confuse me for some reason. ): I guess I got quite tired of painting trees. >< Well, this is an "abandoned" piece of work. I have stopped painting this piece a few months back to paint "AUTUMN"(my 4th oil painting), and even after I finished painting AUTUMN, I started painting a new painting while trying to do finish this piece.
Many people said that it looks completed, and even sensei asked if I want to bring it home, so I brought it home...-.- Some people even like it more than AUTUMN, (well, I really prefer AUTUMN) so I guess it all boils down to how each individual sees the painting. For me, it is somewhat like a 'continuation' of my previous painting, because winter comes after autumn! :D Maybe I should do a painting for spring and summer each. Then it will be called the "4 Seasons Series". (:
I guess that the work is not that bad as I thought, but it just differs too much from the original reference picture. What I really like about this piece is that this is my most textured piece. The fig trees were created using thick application of different colours and tones of paint. It is very very heavily layered, so I think that the spontaneity and the somewhat 'arbitary' application of paint makes the work special.
p.s. pardon the lousy photo quality.
(credits to Tze She for this photo). This was not exactly the starting point. But it was one of the initial stages of my painting. Well, the yellow and orange areas are done with acrylic. The snow was yellow at first but I started painting it with oils so it looks purplish blue now.
I think that I can only go to the art studio after EOYS, or even after AEP trip cos there's higher chinese o levels. ): Boohoo ): I miss painting there.