wow. and it took you only 2-4 hours? let me just say that i'm jealous. the bark on the tree is amazing. you really captured the texture and the dimension. and the mountains, as usual, are perfect. awesome awesome work!
oil paintings take me 2-4hrs. the digital ones take me much much longer. i did this painting a couple weeks ago and just remembered it. you want to see my oil paintings come together in steps? i had meant to upload a cropped version of the painting, but somehow the uncropped version got uploaded, i can change it.
Wow! Spectacular.Love the mountains.I like the way you angled the background trees,creates great depth.I wish my trees came out that good.The waterfall looks very real like if I stuck my hand out it would get wet.
The trees in my last one came out pretty good,I wanted the mountains to be visable through the branches but if I try to make them fuller they are hit and miss.I like the way your evergreens look.nice ,full perfect trees.I tried using a fan brush and using the corners but I either have too much or too little paint,sometimes it works sometimes it just muds.I have all kinds of brushes but haven't found the best way to paint them yet.Any pointers.
yeah, it goes better some days than others. for pointers, if it's muddying you'd be either going too hard or overworking the highlights, it's easiest thing to do and i do it constantly myself. i know i have the same too little , too much problem, i usually just coat the fanbrush evenly, not too caked on for highlights like burying the furrow just enough to ice the brush, but when i do the shadow colors i often load the brush up to the furrow. i've learned it's better to leave something small i don't like than try to go back over it to fix it and end up with something big i don't like. i've learned i can't paint trees and bushes the same as bob, he's got a 20,000 something paintings lead on me, i have to take my time putting the highlights on, that's the biggest thing and the more i practice them the easier i can visualize how they should look before i start.
Thank you I'll have to try that.I must be going too hard.I'll have to practice with a lighter touch and less paint for the highlights.I usually keep trying to fix it and end up with something big I don't like, then it gets scrapped.Totally frustrating.With a little luck I might get the knack.Some paintings you just want evergreens in.I would like to be able to do them properly.I've watched a couple of his shows,he makes it look so easy
no prob, and like bob says thin paint sticks to thick paint, if it doesn't stick well it probably needs to be thinned down with liquid white or the least amount of thinner if you don't want the value to change. i have about 50+ of his tv shows on VHS tapes and I watch them repeatedly often daily, you can even try to watch him on youtube or veoh.com.