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Winding Stream

Tom0779 26 Jan 2020

The evergreen trees and the background mountains are okay in my opinion. I couldn’t get rid off the brush strokes in the sky totally. Overall I am okay with this one.


I like feel of the depth here because of the color you chose for the mountain against this sky.
When I tried painting with acrylics I ended up by adding Flowetrol(from hardware store) instead of diluting with water too much. I wish I had discovered that earlier when I did Bob Ross style landscapes, but anyway acrylic makes you to work fast. ALso if you have not tried dry brus technique, read about it. It serves as awesome tool for clouds.

By the way in one of the paintings you were not happy with reflections. Neither was I in my paintings. So i ended up by finishing blue part of the water. Then taking very thin color for reflections. Then while wet i was using rug to wipe parts and make those vertical lines of the reflections. I f you had to add few colors i was very careful how to mix borders without really mixing colors into mud color. Hope that helps!

May be you can try dry brush for reflections too.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Sunnylady for the valuable hints. I'll try to improve in this direction.

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