Thanks a lot for the tips! I'll try to keep those in mind while I'm painting.

Your work is stunning as always. The colors in "Dreamscape" are incredible. The composition is really interesting, too: the grain of the rock does a great job of bringing the eye up into the landscape and it creates a really neat movement around the focal point. Also, HOLY CRAP I just saw the second image XD

Quick question: When you do a painting like that with a lot of different hues, how do you get them all to work so well together? I tend to run into trouble in situations like that, particularly when first laying in the colors.

(Also, when you say a 'quick' painting, like the one of the Japanese mountains--how much time do you usually put into something like that? It looks really finished as far as I can tell.)