The song 'Snowfall' was written in 1941 by Claude and Ruth Thornhill and released by his orchestra. I would say it isn't a particularly well-known song, although Tony Bennett also recorded it. I have always loved it; I think my Dad had an LP of it, can't remember if it was just instrumental or vocal. It is more a winter song.
This is also for Wednesday's challenges: watercolor winter foliage and the sketch, for which Dr. Sonja gave us the option of creating a Double Dutch fold.
I had a lot of fun painting the foliage, kept it simple with the cedar. Added some white and green metallic wc for the snow. I painted all of this on a background of DOx ink sprays to create kind of a misty, wintry look. The song is very misty and dreamy, which is why I think I love it. My sentiment is the lyrics to the song...nothing fancy as far as lyrics go, nothing more is needed. Do listen to either Tony or the original big band version. I always have said I was born too late, love big band music.
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 GMT Views: 758
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 64878
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 @ 1:28 PM
WOW!!!! this is gorgeous. Your painting of the foliage is wonderful, and the fold makes a stunning statement. Glad you thought of combining the challenges. Fav'd and thanks for joining the watercolor challenge.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 118737
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 @ 2:10 PM
I will look the song up tomorrow - time for bed right now. Your background definitely has a dreamy feel to it, and your watercoloured cedar looks beautiful. I like the way you used it to fringe the circle panel too.
Registered: July 4, 2014 Location: Modesto, CA Posts: 6728
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 @ 2:15 PM
I am guessing that your "fear" of watercolor has diminished quite a bit because this is lovely. The flick of brush strokes requires a certain amount of free abandon to accomplish the variable width that you have achieved. Bravo! Soft, dreamy and misty, definitely achieved.
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Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 66688
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 @ 3:05 PM
Jean, you did a fabulous job with the cedar and the fold is wonderful. Happy, happy you joined us at the WCW with this beauty.
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