Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Valley oil 5"x7" #130
I took the advice of Australian painter Mike Barr (artofbarr.blogspot.com) and added reds to my greens and used only a flat 3/4" brush and only added highlights for one minute at the end. He suggested that I repaint a previous landscape doing this, but I chose to try it on a new one. I will eventually go back to the other, but I want to put some space between us (me and my landscape) for a while. I used the edges of the brush a lot to get the detail. I am wondering if I am still putting in too much detail, but I am getting closer to what I want. His advice is good and I am hoping he will give me more. I like the moodiness of this.