12*12 oil on stretched canvas
One day browsing through numerous photographs of Minnesota lakes I found an up north hidden gem – Ruby lake. The photo of canoe on its shore is truly picturesque! I loved that there was a point of interest, the beautiful red canoe with gorgeous lake and forests on the background. This is truly Minnesotan!
Here i used some linseed oil in the beginning as I liked this method a lot with my previous paintings. Mixing couple drops of linseed oil with the paint makes it smooth and easier to work with. After creating a simple sketch i did the background and the sky:The sketch was done with the help of a brush and oil. I did not notice a distinct pink tree reflection on the photograph but decided to add it just to enrich the painting’s composition 🙂
The canoe was a a straightforward task. I just had to follow the light-shadow proportions.I specifically enjoyed crating its reflection. This game of vertical and horizontal strokes is an amusement! Here is the finished painting:
The painting is available here: