Saturday, February 9, 2013
This is my first attempt at a snow scene. Overall, I'm happy. However, I really need to learn how to mix white paint. I used almost an entire tube of white on this and there was a lot left over. I also wish I hadn't made such a big color different between the snow under the trees and what I put over the base of the trees. I feel it's a little too dark. Also, you can't see it in the photo, but I messed up and took the shadows of the two trees on the left a little too far into the background. They actually touched the skyline at first. Then in my attempts to quickly fix the area, I didn't get the paint color matched to the base color of the snow. It's a case of quicksand. The harder I struggled to get out of the mistake, the worse I made it. Next time I leave it as is and comment on it as a for next time note. For next time, I will work to be way more conscious of the entire area around where I am painting, and not just on the specific subject in isolation.