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rvhamburg
06-01-2015, 09:38 PM
I hope this is the proper forum. I've started this WIP based on some of your suggestions from my last painting and realizing the need to work on layering. I really want to take my art to the "next level"! So, I would appreciate any and all suggestions as I go along on this.

Thanks in advance for any and all help!
Randy

This is 16 x 20 on stretched canvas with one coat of Golden pastel ground. Center of interest and lightest area will be the right side of the trees.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2015/986332-Trees001A.jpg

Sketch of rough idea for painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2015/986332-Trees002A.jpg
Wet underpainting

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2015/986332-Trees003A.jpg
1st layer of darks

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2015/986332-Trees004A.jpg
Next layer - starting to complete sky working back to front

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2015/986332-Trees005A.jpg
Starting to work mid tones

water girl
06-01-2015, 09:52 PM
You are off to a great start. We'll be watching.

jackiesimmonds
06-02-2015, 08:48 AM
I am really glad you changed the direction of the river!

Nextg time you do a thumbnail, put tone in all the shapes, ask yourself "is this bit going to be lighter or darker than what is next to it? How much lighter/darker?". Then you will have a really good basis for your colour work.

Good start. Keep going.

rvhamburg
06-04-2015, 09:34 PM
Been working on this some more and I'm a bit stuck. I realize the tree on the right needs some work as the lightest green needs to be broken up. Add reflections in the stream and the larger fern type bush on the left needs work. I'd like some suggestions from you experienced painters as what else you would recommend.

Thanks
Randy


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2015/986332-Trees006A.jpg

rvhamburg
06-09-2015, 04:39 PM
So I think I'm near finished - critique and comments/suggestions welcome

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2015/986332-Untitled.jpg

rvhamburg
06-22-2015, 01:28 PM
I think this one is done now unless anyone has some suggestions - I reworked as follows"

1. Changed the mtns in the distance so they aren't so symentrical
2. Reworked sky holes so they aren't all same size and shape
3. Changed right side of bank to create more "shadowed" look since light is coming from right side.

Improved?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2015/986332-IMG_1167.JPG