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Autumn Fantasy

lightsnow 11 Oct 2019

Another milestone for me - my 20th painting. I wanted to paint a nice autumn scene that I could hang up in my work office. In the end, I wasn't too pleased with how this came out. I absolutely must acquire some Bob Ross brand titanium white. I've been using this Windsor Newton titanium white for a while that I got as a value pack - 2 200ml tubes for 25$, good deal, but it isn't the best for making paint break on the mountain. It's a bit too creamy and gives me a hard time. I'm not sure what happened with the evergreens. As my wife so lovingly put it, they look like "Dr. Seuss trees." Haha.


Well your sky is absolutely on point, and the reflections make it seem so peaceful. I think your mountains look great - despite your own criticism :)

I think your Dr Seuss trees are all pointing "up" too much. Maybe add some other directional foliage? - It might also help to add the Dr Seuss tree reflection on the right hand side.

Still a great painting overall!

dracula Power Painter

I think the mountain looks great. It has nice lighting along the highest peaks and seems very far in the distance. Good stuff!

lightsnow Community Helper

I remember this painting taking a really long time to complete, something like 3.5 hours, and I must admit that around the end I was getting a bit tired, so I may have rushed those pine trees a bit!

I like the mountains just the way they are. I don't think the white always has to break to make a great painting. You could try spreading your white paint on a piece of absorbent card. After a while scrape it off and onto your pallet. The card should absorb some of the oil. If it's very soft another option might be to use it as a base instead of liquid white.

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