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Peaceful Reflections

Tom0779 20 Jul 2020

11th oil painting. One more from season 15 which I plan to paint through. It is painted on 50 x 40 cm canvas which I think will be my standard size for oils in the future. I wanted to have some kind of mist/fog behind the background trees. In my mind the snow won´t go down until the bottom of the mountain as it looks more like summer. Not sure if it turned out to be too much. I am not a huge mountain fan in my paintings (I prefer wood scenes or buildings) but if you want to go through a season you have to do them too. And the knife work isn´t yet the best. I think the trees and bushes are not too bad and also the water. I wanted a more quiet sky than Bob in his painting.



The bushes are too excellent. I can't believe that this is your 11th oil painting .
As you say, mountains may require a little more practice, but they are much better than most other mountains.

Beautifully done all around. I especially like the soft colors in the sky and reflection in the water.

Tom, you did a wonderful painting!

Today I discovered one name that really impressed me after I watched Alexander art where they referenced to his works. But I think Dracula also mentioned his name before. If you have time try to research check it out from big screen.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you @Jin7. I really appreciate your feedback. I use the Bob Ross Oval brush for the bushes. This seems to work best for me. Also in my opinion you don’t need that huge amount of paint in comparison with the 1 inch brush.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks @ForestVueGalery for your feedback. It’s my personal preference to paint subdued skies, I am glad you like it.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you @Sunnylady for your continued support. You actually did not mention the name of the painter😀. I guess you are referring to Albert Bierstadt, right?

Dear Tom
One of my students always paint the highlights of bushes with oval brush, but in addition this brush uses less paint and is easier to do. 1-inch brush has a unique effect, but I think an oval brush is enough. It’s all up to you.

@Tom0779: Yep, absolutely correct! I copied it and it was sitting in the clipboard as I did not want to make grammar mistake in the name. :)

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks @Jin for the hints. Yes definitely for me the Oval Brush works easier. I also work with brushes having a similar shape to create foliage in acrylics. I am feeling quite comfortable with this type of brush.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

@Sunnylady: Thanks for the hint. Yes there are some gorgeous landscape from Bierstadt. They are very detailed and I really like the work. They remind me on Caspar David Friedrich one of my favorite painters.

Love the sky and reflections in the water. I quite enjoy your mountains as well. No e painting.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks a lot Froggie.

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I really like the delicate, soft glow in your sky. I always admire your paintings. Great job yet again!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you lightsnow. I really like skies which are more quiet.

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