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Johan58
08-24-2015, 08:29 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/08-24-2015/1967424_mountain_with_knife.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: Mountains
Year Created:
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Board
Dimension: 11x16
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
Mountains with running river

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
My 1st mountain with painting knife,

it'sALLart
08-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Overall a bit dark (could be the photo)

Fix shown includes:

Clouds more natural looking, more differentiation in the color of distant trees (shadowing towards ground), less repeats on brush work in trees (less "pattern painting"), composition less static and centered, sky fading to lighter towards horizon, addition of brush/grass to help look less spartan, addition of mountains in the distance with haze added to help add "distance".

Hope this helps!

londonA1
08-26-2015, 05:20 AM
There are plenty of excellent video guides to painting clouds on youtube. It's a very particular technique which involves laying down a thin wash of white first and then building it up where the cloud is thickest and most luminous. Getting it right will perfect a picture, getting it wrong will wreck it.