It’s been a while since I posted a landscape painting so here we go.
Happy Thursday! 💙
I really like the distant hills in this landscape. The pine trees and the birds make me very happy.
I have a few in progress shots of the next landscape. I painted and let things dry overnight before continuing. That allowed me time to view my painting with fresh eyes and make some decisions.
Here I started out with some rocky hills in the distance.
The next step was to soften the sky a little and work on the foreground.
While I was happy with the rocks added in the front, I felt like the rocks in the center were too dark and needed to be lightened up. Also the distant hill on the left seemed too dark as well.
The white gouache that I added did provide some nice highlights but I knew that wasn’t enough.
It’s one of those things…. risk overworking the painting or just leave it as is. I decided that the risk was worth it since I still wasn’t satisfied.
9 x 12 inch – Rocky shore watercolor painting
I worked on lifting some of the color on the rocks in the center using a damp brush. I tried to be gentle and not damage the paper. I also used a damp tissue and blotted some areas. Both techniques worked pretty well.
I’m happy with the improvements and glad that I kept going. Whether successful or not, this painting did provide me with an opportunity to try various techniques and build my confidence. I will keep showing up, having fun, and enjoy the process.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!