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Quiet Pond

Kps257 14 Jan 2021
Quiet Pond

Too little magic white?!

Had a lot of trouble on the reflection/water where it hadn't been a problem last time.

Very...muddied.

Still can't seem to get trees that seem like they differentiate from neighboring ones.

4th oil painting ever

Oils

Comments

You may be right, but you have a lot of good things going on. The sky is beautiful and the tree in front is really cool. The tops of your trees look leafy. :)

Could be that also I find that when I use cheap boards the surface is rough and paint doesn't go on as I expect it to. The liquid white helps the paint to move and blend, and too much can I guess make it move too much. The brush dabs for trees as Bob does them are a technique, I haven't quite managed it yet with a 1 inch brush, and if the brush is wet with liquid white, that could produce over blend too. It may take quite a while to dry if the canvas is a bit too wet, you did great to persevere.
Don't be put off, you have some great things happening too, and you can build and learn from your paintings. Just have fun, enjoy, and hope to see more from you!

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