Mixed media image combining winter forest scenery and an abstract acrylic painting. Starting with blue to represent the coldness of winter then gradually changing to orange to symbolize the approaching warmth of spring. A more positive view of winter as a time of transition for better things to come
In the spirit of always lagging 2 steps behind, I would like to dedicate this to Eve Livesey
as another belated birthday present
She took the original photo
, I just manipulated the colors, tones and textures.
I would also like to thank fellow dA artist Lara Mukahirn for painting the abstract acrylic background I used for texturing. The art I commissioned from her has been invaluable to help me explore bold new frontiers by experimenting with mixed media.
As a gift, I am exceptionally releasing this image for free at full resolution with the same Creative Commons License
I use for all my other stock.