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The Magic of Fall

ShadowscarsDragon
16 Jun 2021

I finished this painting 5 days ago, but hesitated all this time about adding some wildlife. The thing is, I really like how it looks now, and couldn’t bring myself to add anything. Not even the fence - it looks more natural this way. Anyone else sometimes feel stuck at a step and decide to stop an almost done painting, and call it done?

Oils

Comments

Mgiese84
Cleanest Technique In The Game

First off, super job! Everything looks great. I used to feel that way sometimes about not wanting to mess anything up. But over the years I've learned to not worry. Especially using oils almost anything you do can be fixed. Only you have the power to decide when your painting is done 😀.

Thanks a lot - and, I know you're right. I just waited so long before doing anything that my palette with the paints on it became dry, hard to clean, and since I couldn't decide on anything, I just didn't do anything. I suppose I could always just add something even if it's dry, some time down the line.

I love that big tree.
I'm often nervous before adding steps that bob calls bravery tests. In the end I think it usually pays off to go ahead and just do them. I always try to visualize how the painting will look with additional elements. I sometimes change them a bit, or move or reshape them, in general I try to make them fit my painting. Sometimes I even leave them out. If you're happy with the painting then leave it as it is.

I think its perfect the way it is, with that magnificent tree as the star! you can always paint another version and add wildlife to that one

Pietro1963
Master of Monsters

Love the golden fall colors.The little path is weolcomming.Great job!

Thanks so much for the nice comments! I love this community and this website!

Absolutely fantastic fall scene you have done here! Tree is so much with character! oranges and greens are gorgeous!

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