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Winter Moon

Littlefishy 23 Jan 2024

This is my 4th painting, my first black canvas. I'm really unhappy with the white/blue trees and bushes that I have here. My reflection in the back looks nice, but the mess I made of the reflections in the front is just terrible. My mountains are alot better than my first painting so that is encouraging. I thought about trying to put clean white paint with some thinner on all my whitish blue bushes to fix it up but was afraid I'd make it worse, also I thought about covering up the front "reflections" with snow and adding more bushes but failed that bravery test and decided it was time to quit. I think I'll try to do this one again and hopefully it will turn out better. Any constructive criticism, hints, tips, are very much welcome.

Oils

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What a beautiful sky! Here is my tip: Don't be so hard on yourself. Bob says "Anyone can do this" and that is true, but, it takes practice. Hang in there.

I argree with Tomy. Pay attention to the basics. Not too much or too little liquid. Watch a lot of tutorials. Take out individual parts, only trees, only mountains, etc. and practice practice practice πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Wonderful sky, Tomi and Dirk are spot on with their advice!

Mgiese84 Cleanest Technique In The Game

Very nice for only number 4. Two pieces of advice for ya. On your mountain use very little pressure. I know it's tough but that will ensure your paint "breaks." Then for your bushes don't cover all your darks. That will help give them better shape and form :-)

Thank you all for your comments and advice.
I really appreciate it. I'm going to paint another canvas with black gesso tonight and give this painting another go this weekend.

For your 4th painting, I'd say it's a pretty successful one! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Mgiese84 gave you some top level tips. It's only with practice that you will get the hang of them. Though, there are some amazing elements in this composition. Learn from this one and move on to the next with extra knowledge! πŸ˜‰

Nice job LF. I also struggle with covering up too much of the dark.

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