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On a Clear Day

dracula 19 Jan 2020

I realized I had done a lot of blue sky paintings in a row and not so many mountains during the holidays (to "save" time). This painting was a good combo-breaker.

Also, I did make an attempt at making a smoother transition from mountain to foothills, but once the foreground was in place I'm not sure it ended up mattering all that much.

Featured Article Evergreens


As usual perfect! I like pink tinted sun and those purple clouds. Evergreens forest is dark and nice, I think wolves live there and getting ready for night hunt.

Thank you SOOOOO very much for your article ! I was so surprised to see the way how you hold the dagger brush! I was holding it in the opposite way and it did not work for me. So I just started using flat brush. Thank you once again for your wonderful article!

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@Sunnylady - Oh, of course, it's my pleasure. I hope it helps. I should probably have mentioned in the article that I'm left-handed, so everything I am doing is backwards!

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Fantastic work as always. This looks like it would be a fun canoe ride! All those twists and turns, and not to forget the wonderful scenery. What article is Sunnlady referring to, by the way? Also, how long did this end up taking you?

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@lightsnow - in the articles section of the site, you can find a step-by-step tutorial I put together on how I paint evergreens. I'm not sure how useful it will be, but at least give a perspective on one way to do it. I think this painting took about 5 hours from start to finish. That seems about usual for me. I'd like to bring the time down closer to 2 or 3 hours, but it just doesn't seem to go that way.

It's an amazing painting, Great work!

Fabulous as usual. I particularly like the angle of the viewpoint, looking downward over the foreground area.

Amazing. In awe

I don’t know how I missed seeing this one nut am glad that I found it. Wonderful!

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