Winter Forest Studies

Light effects in a barren winter forest recreated from memory-

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“Winter Forest- Late Morning”- Original painting by MJ Seal. Acrylic on board, 8″ x 10″. C. 2018

The deep cobalt blue making up the shadow side of the trees looks exaggerated at first glance but if you squint your eyes this painting looks like a photograph.

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“Snowy Winter Forest- Sunset”- Original painting by MJ Seal. Acrylic on board, 14″ x 10 1/4″. C. 2018

My landscape studies seem very abstract up close but from a distance everything falls into place. I’m also using a very restricted palate in the painting above. There are just three shades of gray(including the background tone) and two shades of yellow.

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