I don't know exactly why, but at the last minute, I decided to not use the palette knife to make the paint break on the mountains and instead just painted them with a smallish flat brush. It took a little longer, but not by that much; maybe it added an extra 30 minutes to the whole thing, making it about 3 hours and 15 minutes from beginning to end, which is still pretty fast for me. Besides the mountains I like the crooked little evergreen in the foreground.
I love the effect you've created in your mountains, the closest one is really choppy, like you would see in the Carpathians (your homeland lol). I very much prefer this look to the usual knife breaking method. Your sky is brilliant as usual, I can hardly take my eyes off it.
Oh Dracula! Those peaks are so fantastic! I like thinking this is another world on one of the planets with oxygen! It is beautiful!
Thank you, I am glad you all enjoy the risks I took with the mountains. I may try this again next time I have a Bob Ross mountain come up.
@Nivek1971 - These are mostly just the Bob Ross colors listed in the book, EXCEPT, I am out of Midnight Black, so I just used Ivory Black and tried to warm it up with Alizarin Crimson. I'm pretty sure there's a comment somewhere where @SunnyLady decoded the composition of Midnight Blck, but I couldn't locate it off-hand, so I just did the best I could.
I can’t say enough good things about this painting. The tree in the foreground and the pines, the way you did the jagged mountains.... oh my goodness. I love all of it!!!
Wow this is so fantastic. You have a real gift!! Beautiful work.
@Nivek - Bob Ross black is mix of Alizarin PR83 and Phtalo green PG7. This is transparent color with purple tint.
@dracula - I watched Interstellar yesterday and I think if second world had oxygen this would be that awesome!
This is such an incredible painting! Teach me! Seriously though, what brushes/techniques do you use to get such detail in the vegetation/mountains? Do you do the whole painting in one go or do anything special to get all the layers to stick?
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Oh that so worked, the mountains look fabulous. I've always admired your dark colour schemes, those dark green evergreens are so realistic, what paints did you use?