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Distant Hills

joha59 01 Feb 2022

It remains 'scaring' to me: worked hard for about 10 distant hills and then at the end put just 1 big tree in front of it, but I did this bravery test (again). I does not have Burnt Umber in my collection, Bob uses it not much, but in this painting a lot, I replaced it with Dark Sienna. On canvasboard 24x30 cm.

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Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Burnt umber is a highly opaque dark brown, so it is great for shadows and trees. Vandyke brown is transparent and has more black in it. It is the darkest brown.
Dark Sienna is a little lighter (more orange) then burnt umber.

Bob didn't use burnt umber very long/much where he switched to dark Sienna instead. Or he made his own brown with 50-50 bright red and Sap green.

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

Great depth here Jos

Thanks Voy and Matt!

Such a wonderful texture of grass and rocks on the foreground! It feels so real.

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