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Not Quite Spring

Caylakas 04 Jan 2023

This painting is done almost entirely with a knife and a fan brush, and a little bit of work with a 2 inch brush, but not much. I like how the background came out. The trees are nice, but the foreground I think is weak. I probably could’ve added stuff on my own as it seemed like Bob ran out of time on this video. But I was running out of time myself, so it is what it is.

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Nothing wrong with the foreground and the background is wonderful!

flippergirlpaints Top Event Submitter

Beautiful painting! I agree with Jos, great as it is. Also when you put a frame on it, the bottom will seem more grounded. But you do not want to paint anything there to distract from the mountains.

Maybe the fact that water is super black worries you? This is contradictory a bit to the sky and maybe causing the concern of emptiness.

Anyway you did a great painting, don’t stress out and research some photos online with similar scenes to understand what painting vs reality. Then check out classical artists paintings as they give a lot of inspiration on how to resolve problems.

Thanks for the feedback. I was a little concerned by the "black" water but that's how Bob did it so I went for it. He was moving a little fast there at the end and I couldn't help but get the feeling he wanted to do more but his "mean old director" told him time was up.

This is a beautiful painting Brian! Nothing wrong with your foreground. Sometimes, less is more. It puts in value your amazing background!

The depth in the foreground is inspiring! For me, without layers or plants I struggle to make any depth

Well thanks, mashoo! I appreciate the comment. Yours as well, ninoum!

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