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Here is the painting I made or my mom for Christmas, and it's currently hanging on our wall because my mom always wants me to do a seasonal picture for her, so I painted a winter scene with mostly watercolor and gouache for [most of] the snowflakes and snow. (Hallstat, Austria)

This is also an entry for AquaChallenge: Snowflakes :)

Painted with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paint and Holbein gouache on 140lb cold press canson paper.
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NeoNative Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful colors and the mountains and the waterscape with the reflections is GREAT!! Heart 
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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KatrinaRyanArt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Likeflowerinthefield Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :)
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I see it wrong and it isn't supposed to llok like that but I see a city in the cloud and we see four afterburners holding the city in the sky.
They got in the middle of a cloudy snowstorm, obviously.
I can't unsee this, sorry. :giggle:
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know I see your point, heh that's funny
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, good, I'm not alone. :D
Did you see it already before I mentioned it?
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No but I can picture it now that you have mentioned it :D
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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, sorry for giving you that interpretation, now you won't unsee it. :roll: :giggle:

Thank you for replying and now let me give this flying city with a church rocket give a :+fav:. :)
And as usual a :+devwatch: too.

And a :llama:.

And a :hug:. =p

(And I just noticed a little typo in your description, if you care, "I made for my mom". And I hope your mom liked it. :))
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you haha
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KCHuang Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student
The mountain effect is really cool :O
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww thank you so much!
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Merylla Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice painting!
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Merylla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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MireiaMRArt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Oh, it is very beautiful illustration. I've been in Austria a few years ago. In Viena. It's very amazing place. This picture remember me my own travel. Well done. 
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Austria sounds beautiful!
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MireiaMRArt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Yes. It is very peaceful place.
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SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Photographer
:painter:  I love watercolor paintings.  This one is beautifully done.  What is gouache?  I've never heard of that.
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gouache is like an opaque watercolor that is easy to layer. Imagine a watery acrylic paint and that's it. It can be used like watercolor, but it drys a lot faster. Unlike watercolor when it's hard to fix mistakes, gouache is opaque so you can paint on top and layer like you would in an acrylic or oil painting, it's just thinner and watery.

In this painting I mostly used it for the snow since it's hard to leave white space on a watercolor painting unless you use masking fluid, and I did use some it's just a pain to get off.
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SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Photographer
Wow, thanks for the explanation and for telling me how you used the gouache in this case.  It seems to be a perfect solution to adding the snow effect to your painting.  I'll bet your mom loves this piece.  
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! And trust me, she loves it XD
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Dreagthe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016   General Artist
Nice! We don't get any snow here, so it's good to imagine your icy winter. 
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't get much of an icy winter (we do get occasional snow) either. I was just inspired when I saw the reference photo I used for this painting :) it's good to imagine and hope, we might get snow tomorrow actually
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great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's perfect! The view is so great when snowing. I have painted exactly same scene years ago, but it was summer or spring.:)
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's really cool!
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PurpleMist000 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
It's Hallstatt, Austria.
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. It is. You probably found the picture I used for reference haha
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PurpleMist000 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Actually, I've been there in June. Very nice place and people.
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really cool! I'm glad you can recognize it.
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PurpleMist000 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
It's unique and famous worldwide.
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet, it's beautiful
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016   Traditional Artist
A beautiful scene! :)
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Sparkleno Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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