I´ve really been struggling with painting realistic dayligh paintings. I guess i´m not really good or patient enough mixing together the right colors.
So i made another try of daylight painting, choosing the motive of a calm river. I´m not that pleased with it, but it certainly is a step forward regarding other similar motives i´ve painted.
Like this one for example:
So even though i´m still not satisfied with the result, i´m pretty satisfied with the progress.
After painting after painting after painting turning out completely useless, I finally ended up with with a canvas I was pleased with. I´ve been short on white painting lately, so I just used up half my new tube in this one to compensate, I guess.
The whole thing is basically painted with black and white paint. The only exceptions are some blue tones in the skies and some green tone in the closest trees.
I used a brush to paint the skyline, a palette knife to paint the mountains and my fingers painting the icy river. For the trees i used a fan brush, and for the bushes a filbert brush. I also used the palette knife to scrape in some grass in the bottom left corner.
Basically I just can´t stop painting mountains, because I think it´s such fun. I still have a long way to go regarding making the perfect snowy mountains, but i think i´ve comme a long way.
I´ve never used such few colors in a painting either, but I think it was a really fun experience.