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Mountain Exhibition

dracula 12 Dec 2020

When I opened the Series 13 book and saw that this one had come up next for me, I recalled the episode right away. The way the mountains are painted is a little bit different and maybe a bit easier that the usual snow breaking technique. While I didn't follow that method exactly, I did try to remain true to the spirit of the alternate technique.



My god, this is gorgeous!!


MHK Helpful Friendly User

I love what you did with everything, especially the mountains. As always, awesome job!

Love the clouds, the mountains, the trees, the reflections.... Amazing!

MHK Helpful Friendly User

I'm curious how you made the foreground, in front of trees up to the water, look so good. Please share

Another beauty! Love the color in the mountains and great reflections.

dracula Power Painter

Thanks everyone for saying such nice things. I am glad you enjoy this painting and appreciate your encouragement!

@MHK - For that area in front of the trees, I started with the usual dark color underneath, but instead of using the big 1-inch and 2-inch brushes to make the grassy areas seen in the original, I opted for using a long-haired filbert brush to introduce the various greens, blues, reds, and yellows in smaller streaks, trying to account for how the light might distribute through the trees on such a cloudy (yet sort of bright) day. I also try to imagine little planes, or maybe I should call them platforms of land, because in my experience, wild nature usually doesn't come with well manicured grass but instead has all kinds of irregularities, recesses, and unevenness. Let me know if that helps or if I can clarify anything!

I agree with all the comments. This is outstanding and the comments above are very helpful.

MHK Helpful Friendly User

Thanks again for the tips, very helpful as usual.

This work looks like one of Bill's, with more nuance and softness. That is what I like about your approach in virtually all of your exhibits.

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