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Mountain in an Oval

Fraylionsx3 16 Aug 2021

I didn't have a way to make the oval shape, so i masked off the top and bottom. I really like how this one turned out.

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This is really nice!...especially the sky, a lighter touch when applying the snow to mountains will make it break easier and give you a more realistic mountain, the top peak is a good example.

The sky looks wonderful. I love how the sun is distinct, but also nicley blended into the sky. I normally make an oval or circle using contact paper, shelf liner. Any ugly pattern works especially one that has a straight uniform pattern for making sure the paper is square on the painting surface. I also use a cheap oval or circle placemat. Circles are more easily found right now. Any placemat will work as long as it fits the painting surface. I trace the pattern on the back of the paper then using a sharp blade or utility knife cut the shape on a wooded surface or something in which scrapes and cuts do not matter to you. Peel and put on. I use a contact paper that is exactly 20 inches in length so it matches the 16 x 20 canvas perfectly in one direction.

I have a hard time getting the contact paper to stick to the canvas.

I do too and sometimes paint does sneak under . When that happpens I either make something jump out of the oval to cover like a tree or just let everything dry and very carefully paint white on top of the offending area. I do find a dry canvas works best when using contact paper.

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