6x8 acrylic on canvas board. I cropped the picture on the left. I think there iare definite values. Not sure about distance and composition.

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I hope Karen will put the pics both up together here. I think you did a great job on this. you have great light and shadows. I love this kind of painting. :) I thin you got really good distance in there too. really lie the gnarly old tree!

Thank you.

I like the "plein-air" looseness of your painting.  The shadows and light are very well done in my opinion and the brushwork is excellent.  The obscureness of the background trees bring even more focus on your subject.  I am personally familiar with this environment and I love to paint them too.  I will have to look at yours in the future for inspiration.  I cannot find anything to improve but a more discerning eye like Karen's and others may.  I'll be anxious to see where they might improve on this lovely work.

Wow! Thank you. I've been doing a lot of studying, painting and implementing what I learn. Few people ever comment on my work. Your kind words mean a lot to me. They let me know I can improve and someone will like what I paint. Much appreciated!

I like this painting Madeleine. You have a nice loose style I love.

Thanks. Really appreciate the compliment.

Hi Madeliene

I am really drawn to your painting.

Your choice of color pallet is inspiring to me.

I have a million pic’s of snow but never figured out how to approach it. And as was stated by another in comments, your decision of how you approach the back ground is brilliant! I’m going to try that.

Such a sense of snow, I feel the wet and heaviness of it. It conjures up emotions in me, of playing as a child in heavy snow with soaking wet mittens.

I’m comforted by your brush strokes (if that makes sense).Laid down, not fussed over and weightier.

Did you use a heavy body acrylic? Or add a paste to it?

Though the colors of the original picture are muted with the light and time of season.

Your choice to reveal the more experienced prism illumination is beautiful and heartwarming.

To me it is a lovingly painted, painting. Very best to you and you next painting-will be watching.

Thank you very much for your kind words. Since acrylics dry so fast I kept some medium handy. Golden's medium. I have been practicing painting almost every day and painted two or three small paintings a week all summer. I think the snow painting was the first painting I did that achieved enough contrast. It takes long time to learn. I have switched to oils for a while and like the buttery quality of them.

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