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Peaceful Valley

indicationofart 29 Oct 2023

Meh. Experiment in mud mixing today.



Still some great elements coming through! Keep at it :)

You are funny Tomi, there’s always tomorrow!

Your clouds are awesome!

You’re almost done with season one!!!! Excited to see your next one!

You’re almost done with season one!!!! Excited to see your next one!

Super clouds , Tomi 👍🏼🇩🇪

Brian, I try not to take myself too seriously. And yes, tomorrow is another day and another painting.

Thanks RT. I really can't wait for season one to be over. It's is an awful season and one that has haunted me from the beginning. I don't know why, but it does.

Thanks Dirk.

It looks good Tomi! The mud mixing gives a nice different outcome. 🙌🏼 Did you learn anything while going thru this one?

Nancy, yes. That I cannot be trusted to do trees and bushes with a 1 inch brush! :-)

Lots good in this one. Foreground crowded foliage is also my nemesis Tomi.

Thanks Tony. As I was putting the base in I said to myself "this is not going to end well". Oh well, not trying be be a Rembrandt.

Tomi, you will be able to at some point t. It took me at least 8-9 months to be able to. You have to have a boat load of paint on the brush and it needs to have just a little bit of paint thinner or oil to thin it down slightly. It’s a very light touch that you apply put on the canvas to create your foliage or bushes.

Oh how my brush was loaded. I'm pretty sure I have too heavy a touch. Same problem with breaking paint. I keep telling myself "just touch the canvas" but that is still an elusive skill to me.

I practiced with my 1” & 2” brushes when I put the dark background foliage. Then, I lay on the canvas, shop towels on that part to remove excess oil from the paint. I leave it for 5-10 minutes. Then applying the highlights is a breeze. No mud mixing. I got that trick from Kevin Hill! Hope this helps for your next one. 😉

By doing the extra oil removal, you don’t have to thin the paint down! It sticks like velcro.

You know, I always forget the shop towel trick when I'm doing a Bob painting.

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