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Country Creek

flippergirlpaints 14 Oct 2021

Felt like a landscape today and this one has been on my list. I love the composition and green is my favorite color. I painted this knowing that I wanted to keep it. I do like the way it came out (it is a little darker overall in person). Bob's rock technique was too weird and mine were smeary so I scraped them off and did them my own way :)

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Wow just beautiful! Love all the details, the trees and the water looks so real!

And lovely little water falls and rocks too

Thanks a bunch Sandy and Matt!

I love the foreground! Great work!

Really like this. What is your rock technique?

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Nice scene you created here, especially the water is done nicely. Stones are well done.
Actually the scene itself is one of my favorite episodes. But I do not like the way Bob made the bushes in the center with the fan brush. I think they disturb the scene. I have changed them in my version. Have you thought about doing them differently?
One further thing I would like to mention. Try not to boarder the big trees at the side in that straight line (I hope this makes sense what I want to say... sorry my native language is German). But overall a well done painting. (This is one of very few I have framed for myself)

Thanks Kaylee!

Thank you Birdyz! The large cliffs are done with a palette knife (like Bob does in episodes like "Falls in the Glen", "Graceful Waterfall" or "Blue Ridge Falls". For the smaller stones, I do not have a filbert brush so I use a small flat brush and do the brown first and then come back and do the white on top.

Tom - Thanks as well! I did not mind that bush technique too much because I like the non structured aspect in this painting. But I did shape them slightly more than he did. And thanks for the tip about the straight lines! After I sat back and looked at the painting I noticed that immediately on the left side. I am pretty good a remixing similar colors to what I have already, so I plan to extend some of those tree branches to break it up.

This may be my favorite episode too and I love your version FGP.

Thx Brian! I love the black gesso canvas paintings.

Wow
How did you make the bushes on the left lower? They have hightlights and shadows it looks like.
The streams and the trees look so real and detailed.

Great wild scene. Awesomely done! Nice colors of various greens and my favorite is wild bush in the bottom left. Water is wonderful.

Thanks Michel and Sunnylady! Funny the compliments on those lower left bushes which were a happy accident! I had my dark base color on, and then loaded my one inch brush with the lighter color. I used Bob's technique of holding the brush and pushing upwards with the corner. I had a little too much dark color and my highlight color was very thin and it smeared a little. I almost scraped it off but stepped back and liked how it looked enough to leave it as is! And Sunnylady - a "wild scene" was what I was attempting to mimic (from Bob's composition).

Ahaha I missed a word and did not realized it till now :) but you got what I meant. Great work you did with this wilderness.

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