This one is about done for me. It's not that I think it's finished but
I don't have that much more to say here. I am open to critiques though if anyone has any ideas for improvements.
Been working on this painting. Added a tree but right now it doesn't stand out against the green of the hill, more work needed with those colors. I like the barn okay, but the blue house I'm not sure of. The mid-ground snow needs more layers of glaze and the foreground snow seems too white but I like the way it's evolving.
I painted the mountain with Prussian blue the other day and it was horrid. The mountain loomed and everything else faded. Now I have over-painted the Prussian with ultramarine, red and white. I am working on the mid-ground hills but having trouble making a brown. I want it darker than the color I came up with today. In the photo there is a tree in the forground and am not sure if I want to put it in. There are also fence posts that I will try to put in.
Someone, either my ex-husband or some teacher I had, told me to work the whole painting at once, which I somewhat am doing, but not so re: adding fence posts and tree. The idea is that as soon as you add a new element, the whole thing changes. One needs to work the whole canvas with all the colors and objects in it together. Add a little red dot in the corner and you have to change everything else too.
This is true in writing also. You have a near perfect page except for one or two sentences but as soon as you change those sentences everything shifts on the page and you have to do an entire page rewriting. I find this so fascinating.