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Frozen Solitude

Joel 28 Nov 2020

Still struggling with snow on the mountains and bushes...........

Oils

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Everything still looks nice and sound, I had similar issues and still so exhausted struggle with my snow breaks on mountains. A common problem is using a paint that isn't firm enough, a simple solution do this is to take a piece of cardboard and take your titanium White and set a glob on the cardboard for a couple of hours. The cardboard will absorb the extra oils in the paint which makes it firmer and also break much much easier. Keep up the good work! Happy painting!

Thanks for the tip!

Hello Joel. What Ryderstoned said about your mountain snow. The snow on your evergreens looks good. The snow on your bushes in the foreground looks like you've used quite a runny white paint or Bob's liquid white, which is probably the right paint to use for this part of the painting as it's thin and sticks well to the dark paint underneath, just try using a lot less pressure when you add the white layer to your bushes and hopefully you will see a difference. Working more slowly on this top layer and turning your brush in different directions to create shapes in your bushes should help too. Bob makes it look easy but it does take practice.

Thanks for the tip!
Yes, Bob does make it look easy. Lol

Ryderstoned... would a liquin Impasto thicken the paint enough so it will break for the illusion of snow and rocks?

I'm actually unfamiliar with liquin products, if it designed to thicken the paint then I imagine it would be helpful. Its never a bad idea to do a test/practice canvas using different ideas and techniques, I generally use a smaller canvas or even a canvas panel/board whenever im trying to get a tech down

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