Thursday, December 13, 2012

How to get everything you want into your picture

Christmas at the Cabin
Watercolour and crayon
©2012 Charlene Brown

This is the view from the loft in the cabin where we spent Christmas last year. Parts of it are quite realistic – for example, the Christmas tree really was two stories high.  The moose-like thing on the wall between the two upper windows actually looks more like a moosehead than the real thing.  The real thing is a large plush toy with velvet antlers.

And you can see the reflected tree lights and alpenglow on the Rockies... just not through that window from that particular angle.  I’ve invoked my (self-granted) right to use multiple viewpoints again, in order to include in the painting a few more of my favourite things about the cabin.