Britt-arnhild gave me permission to use a photo she took and posted on her blog as the basis of a painting. I loved the image of the houses all in a row. How did I get that luscious green? I have no idea. I paint randomly and at whim and rarely can dulplicate a color.
First I sketched in my sketchbook. Then on the canvas with charcoal. Then I did a thin oil paint wash to lay out tentative shapes. I love this thin oil paint. I read somewhere recently that one shouldn't make the oil paint too thin. This isn't watercolors, after all, this website said. Pshaw.
Here is the original photo of the village of Roros in Norway. Of course, I could not really duplicate the positions of the houses. In fact drawing this scene was very difficult for me. Still, something draws me to these houses set so close to the road and tucked into the snow. Thanks Britt-arnhild.