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Evergreens at Sunset

TitiaD 29 Oct 2023

"Evergreens at Sunset"
October 27, 2023
Oil on cavas

Another one based on a Bob Ross painting. Just because I felt like it. :p
Instead of using a wet canvas, this one started with a dry yellow acrylic background (I mixed a bit of Cadmium Yellow with white gesso) which was kinda odd.
Really had to scrub in the first layer of paint.

The black was made using Alizaron Crimson and Phthalo Green, which I made a bit to the purplish side.
For the foreground trees I also added a bit of Van Dyke Brown because that made the paint a bit more opaque.

Had a happy accident in most of the light part of the foreground: I messed it up and decided to wipe it off with paint thinner. That actually produced a nice watercolour kind of effect which I left visible in parts of it. Luckily this dried very quickly so I could continue with the dry paint soon enough.



The clouds came out great!

This beautiful! Wow live the sky and your trees are excellent.

It's lovely. And thank you for always sharing details of your paints and process. Really helps!

Thank you Lc. <3
These trees remind me of the Scots pines we have over here, which are the indigenous evergreens over here.
And the rest of this scene (the trees in the background, the little sandy looking hills) remind me of a nature reserve nearby, Aekingerzand, which is a sand drift / sand dunes area in the middle of the woods.

Thank you <3
And good to hear that sharing my process details is helpful.
I'll remember to do that more often. And feel free to remind me in case I do forget and you want to know about something.

Very nice version, good idea to make the brown more opaque by adding a bit of vdb.

Yes, When I worked on the far-away-trees and the background evergreens I noticed it was a bit difficult to get opaque colour there, when painting over the sky.
Both Alizaron Crimson and Phthalo Green are both transparent colours, so it makes sense that my black was as well. VanDyke helped with the foreground trees. :-)

Really beautiful version! Love your sky!

The whole thing is sublime & next level Titia! Love your sky very much. Beautiful happy accident!

Wonderful painting Titia.

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