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Icy Lake

Emchop 13 Sep 2021

Thought with the limited palette of colours that this would be easier than it was. Still can’t get to grips with highlighting - think I may have now gone to too much paint on the brush. Still, it’s a nice scene.



The sky, the mountains, the water are all very nice! The highlights, I found, are easier to do with just a light tapping. I tap in a lot of paint on the round or 1” brush. I don’t do well when I try to push upward. It comes out smudgy. So I do it other ways.

Do you find it hard to highlight with yellows and reds? It might be hard to highlight a winter scene where all the highlights are white. I’m certainly not an expert but maybe try just lightly tapping for highlights. Keep it up!!

Thanks for the advice and yes, I think lightly is the way forward. I’ve taken to using the round or oval brush for highlights and find that much easier.


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