Let’s Talk Weather

I’ve been putting off writing a post because I didn’t have anything even remotely insightful to say lately. I’m pretty sure the first rule of blog writing is don’t talk about the weather. Nobody cares about the weather! Well too bad, that’s all I got for ya today! And when the weather spikes from -40 to +10 degrees Celsius all within a week, I’d say that rule is asking to be broken. This painting I’m about to share with you seems appropriate for all the rain we’ve been getting, so sit back and enjoy.

If this painting looks familiar, it is because I painted it in parallel with this one so it essentially has the same colour scheme. It is another one of my comfort painting pieces.

I started with a background with a palette knife then drew some guidelines with chalk
I started with a background with a palette knife then drew some guidelines with chalk
Then I started to add some depth to it
Then I started to add some depth to it

Finally, I added a girl with an umbrella and some shadows, and called it a day.

Girl with the Red Umbrella - 12x16" Acrylic on Canvas
Girl with the Red Umbrella – 12×16″ Acrylic on Canvas
Side View
Side View
Zoomed in view of the girl with the red umbrella
Zoomed in view of the girl with the red umbrella

I had to swap my rain boots for my winter boots yesterday, although I think the temperatures are dipping down again today so maybe I’ll just skate to school…

So how did you like reading about the weather? Or do you just skim through and look at the pictures so it doesn’t really matter what I write about anyways? Either way, thanks for stopping by 🙂 Hope you’re staying dry!

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15 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Weather

  • February 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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    Agata, I find your art refreshing…and relaxing. Thanks for sharing your process, too.

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  • February 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm
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    Great stuff. It is always important (and frequently forgotten) to zoom in on the detail. Nicely presented work!

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  • February 4, 2013 at 9:51 am
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    I love this. Wow. It was great even before you put the girl in it. Thanks for sharing.

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  • February 14, 2013 at 10:50 am
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    I, for one, do notice what people write in their blogs but boy, come on, give us a chance! How are we supposed to draw our eyes away from that painting? If you can do something that good, thought provoking, when you’re feeling low with the weather, then I can’t wait for sun! Gorgeous piece

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    • February 15, 2013 at 11:57 am
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      Diane, thank you so much for your kind words! Also, thank you for actually reading the blog post 🙂 It’s finally starting to warm up over here and I’m ready to get my paint brushes out again. I’ll be sure to share what I come up with.

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  • February 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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    I am enjoying your play with color and shadow. To bad I am only viewing on my mobile.

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  • February 17, 2013 at 5:49 am
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    loved this talk on the weather…and of course the awesome paintings! 🙂

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  • February 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm
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    it is a beautiful work you have been doing out there. Great stokes. Keep up the good work

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  • February 25, 2013 at 8:10 am
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    Beautiful work!!

    p.s. Weather is one of my favorite topics of conversation!

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