Winter- Ice Cream Painting

For my winter painting, i very much wanted to focus on the fact that it is Winter, so wanted to create something full of ‘ice’ and ‘snow’. I drew out the idea below having in mind that the ‘snow’ would be made from ice cream and the castle would be made from ice cream cones.

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I began by painting the sky, a pretty natural blue with a sunsetting deep orange hue. Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 22.57.42

I then added in the sun, i wanted it to be ‘piercingly’ bright, the way you see in documentaries based in the arctic.

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I then painted the large piece of ice/ice cream, my idea was for it to look like the image is looking out from a cave,so naturally there is much less light, meaning the cave is much darker. I wanted the ice cream to be strawberry, so thought it would be a much deeper ‘purple’ hue when taking into account the darkness of a cave. Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 02.58.04

I finally added the snow/ice cream of the foreground in a light pink shade, as i stated i wanted it to be strawberry ice cream, but the more i look at it, it could be candy floss. I had wanted to paint in a few more ice cream cones or candy canes or even sprinkles, but with running out of time i thought it would be best to leave it as is and say that it is open to interpretation.

View from Ice Cave on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada.

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