Oil on canvas, 8″ x 10″
This is a very rough copy of Fir Forest in Winter by Ivan Shishkin. I wasn’t actually looking at his painting while I painted my own except a few times glancing at it and I’m not nearly as detailed, so mine is kind of different. It looks (slightly) better in person, rather than this scan that lost a bit of detail in the brushstrokes. >_>
I painted this using only 4 paints from Williamsburg- Italian Pompeii red (PR102), Italian terra verte (PG23), German earth (PBk11), and titanium white (PW6). Except for the German earth these are new paints for me that I got in the past week or two and it’s my first time using them. I really like the Pompeii red. I think it’s my brightest red ochre and seems to be the red I’ve been hoping for. Not artificial looking, but not too dark or too dull, and very warm.
Here’s a drawing of the same scene I made with conte crayons before I started painting.