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Shades of Grey

eefr1990 26 Jan 2019

I have to admit, I got pretty fed up with this one and almost gave up half way through.

My oil paints are cheap so the mountains weren't breaking very well (I've since read the tips on drying paint out on a bit of cardboard - will try this next time!). When I'd done the mountains and tried sticking a few trees in, they were just coming out as a blur and there was a hazy gap between my foreground and mountains as I didn't fill the mountains down enough.

I salvaged best I could. Far cry from the original but better than I expected it to turn out.

Went for 'Ocean Sunrise' after this for a bit of mountain detox and found it as pleasant change to Bob's usual. Would recommend!


Comments

(Meant to keep a record, this is my 3rd ever ever painting :) )

This one looks very contrast and it is good to have contrast it adds depth to the painting. Do you do pencil drawings?

As the old man said, no mistakes only happy accidents. The clouds almost look like a face, and you could work a message into the painting based off that if you wanted.

As the old man said, no mistakes only happy accidents. The clouds almost look like a face, and you could work a message into the painting based off that if you wanted.

I really like the stark contrast of light and dark!! I truly thought it was a pencil sketch at first, which is really neat that it's actually oils!

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