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Mountain Summit

lightsnow 10 Feb 2021
Mountain Summit

Painting # 81. My 2 year painting anniversary was a few days ago. I decided, like I did last year, to repaint Mountain Summit, which was my very first attempt at painting. Last year on my 1 year anniversary, I did the same thing. It's motivating to see the progress. It's also helpful for me to take a look at which aspects of my paintings I still need to improve upon and make that a primary goal for the year. Does anyone see anything that I should be working on? I'm still having trouble with evergreen highlights. It's really hit and miss. To make things a bit more challenging, this was a really bad canvas. 18x24

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Your foliage is awesome!! What’s your secret?

Everything looks great. It is clear from the picture that you are experienced. I congratulate you for your perseverance

Beautiful painting. I especially like the evergreens. Great idea to repaint the same painting.

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Thank you for the comments. To answer the foliage question - I'v been using the half inch round brush quite exclusively for a while now. I think I finally figured out how to make that one work for me specifically and I've been sticking with it. I really load a lot of highlight color in the tips of the bristles, and then use a technique I learned from Diane Andre (a Bill Alexander protoge) on Youtube, where she will just 'loosen' that highlight color with a bit of liquid white on the brush. Bob goes into the liquid white pretty thick before putting the brush into the greens and yellows, but I do the opposite. I really do want to become well-versed in painting highlights with the 1 and 2 inch brushes, though. That's a challenge for this year.

Happy painting anniversary! This looks so good!

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