Landscape Oil Study

Just for Fun(2): 1 brush, 15 minutes

The Dawn of Winter; 5 x 7 in., Oil on Canvas

Another challenge secondary from my previous post. Limited palette and very limited time (to think). I did this several nights ago so just getting around to posting.

No expectations…

We are in the beginning of winter in North Carolina. It is turning out to be a very wet one compared to years past. Being in the western portion of the state makes for beautiful winter scenes. Our home resides on top of Burge Mountain which overlooks the valley of Hendersonville and when it snows the views are spectacular. Winter is the only time one can see the valley well enough given that there are no leaves on the trees. I love to climb to the top of the mountain and take in the views in the evening as the sun hits the snow. Crisp blues, violets, purples, and grays are very pronounced. No matter where you are in the world, the sky lights up like fire during winter.

This painting was completed with only a limited palette which put my blending of color to the test. As in my previous challenge, painting loose is extremely harder than not. Turning off your need for another brush is a hard habit to break.


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The Dawn of Winter; 5 x 7 in., Oil on Canvas – Available

The Dawn of Winter; 5 x 7 in., Oil on Canvas (limited palette)

Learn more about this Original Painting @ ABOUT: ‘The Dawn of Winter’ was a personal challenge of mine to do something quick with a limited palette. The impressionism allows the complexities of light to give your mind the impression of movement and cold. DIMENSIONS: 5 in. x 7 in. MATERIALS: Painted in professional oil paints on a cotton canvas, stretched on a wooden stretcher frame, canvas has been gessoed with three coats to maintain cotton integrity, paint was mixed with my own personal concentration of oil mediums to give paint strength and adds to protection for years to come (give a nice soft varnish look when dry). Painting comes unframed, but size is standard so will be affordable. (C) Burge Mountain Artworks, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


My name is Tim Ellmers and I love to paint in a wide variety of mediums. All the artwork you will see on my site is done by me. I post items I am currently working on regularly when the time allows. Please join me on my personal journey for artistic growth. Free free to send me an email inquiring about my work or to ask questions. Cheers, and thank you for visiting!

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