Day nineteen – Friday February 16 – 2018. Starting at 14:30
One and a half hour snowshoeing in a steep terrain.
About two hours painting
30cm x 30cm
My aim for this painting was to try to recreate the lighting in the background as I saw it. In order to do that I had to paint the snow in the foreground much darker than it appeared in front of me. The sun shone for quite short periods of time and I painted the brightest colours when the sun shone. The darker colours would be possible to see anyway, no matter the sun, so I waited with them.
The landscape was absolutely breath-taking, but I had a quite dark mind this day. I was filled with negative thinking – on social matters.
I was nearly giving up the whole thing, even after having arrived at the spot. A phone-call fixed that to some extent so I started off. I don’t believe in inspiration, but rather in hard and dedicated work.
I even forgot my camera, so the photos are shot by my cellphone. It worked quite well after been fixed in Lightroom because they were much too bluish.
I took this photo from the painted scene after having painted it. Even after editing it in Lightroom it is not as dynamic as the painting. I Guess there might be some possibilities in combining the two in a studio-painting. The details from the photograph and the colours, composition and drama from the painting.