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    Oil Painting - Family Gathering.

    Hey,

    Finished another painting (well, finished for now anyways)
    I've recorded the progress on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGS4RI-7p2Y

    What do you think?
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    There's something I've noticed with all the landscapes you've posted, and it's the color of the snow. Snow often looks quite blue in the shadows because it reflects light and
    the sky is blue. If the sky were green the snow would be green. In this scene the sky isn't particularly blue, so it doesn't make sense for the snow to be such a strong blue.

    I think it's a really nicely executed painting, but observation is really missing here. It's not just the color of the snow, it's how everything seems a bit literal. too perfect, in a way. I don't mean you should find references for all your paintings. I mean you should paint landscapes from life and see how it really looks, and then take what you learned back to these kinds of scenes.

    Are you familiar with Richard Schmid? I think you could learn a ton about landscape from this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeCowan View Post

    Are you familiar with Richard Schmid? I think you could learn a ton about landscape from this guy.

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    Is that the Richard Schmid who wrote Alla Prima?

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    Thank you for the feedback Joe.

    I know, damn snow is too blue, too dark.
    Next snow painting will be much brighter. I kinda realized this at the end but felt it was too late. I'm not a pro so I rather learn by my misstakes and keep the bad ones too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggeraz View Post
    Is that the Richard Schmid who wrote Alla Prima?
    Yep.

    He has some demos on DvD, too which I feel would interest MindGem. Of course he almost exclusively paints en plein air, but still if you do want to get serious about landscape painting, observing the real thing is not optional imo. Best of luck.

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