And there you have it! All done!
It didn’t actually take me 10 days to complete this one, but I wanted to share the process of how I go about
creating a painting of this size. (8″ x 10″). I hope you enjoyed following along.
Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 10 | Painting Completed
…without a frame
How it looks in a frame
I have gallery art show planned for around this time next year. I’ll be posting more info about that as time goes on. If you’ve been following me over the ten days I’ve shared working on this painting and liked what you see, let me know what your thoughts are if you’d like to share.
I also offer commission work if there is something specific you’d like me to paint. Feel free to contact me using the contact page on this site.
Thanks for hanging out with me…see you next painting masterpiece.
Joan A Brown
Day 9 Recap
Welcome to Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 9 | Almost finish!
I think I am about ready to call this one finish. All I am doing at this stage is fine-tuning—making adjustments to areas I feel need more tweaking.
I placed a large evergreen in the foreground to help further push everything else back. I don’t paint the entire foreground tree, because it would take away from the rest of the painting.
Adding mid-tones and highlights to foreground evergreens
Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 9 | Finishing the painting
I have brought the middle-ground trees a little closer because I wanted it to be the focus on the left of the painting rather than the mountain behind it. However, in doing so I’ve made a classic boo-boo, i.e., that of placing the background mountain-rocks near the center of frame. The reason why I say it’s a classic “boo-boo” is because I rarely place the focus point of the subject I paint at the center. It doesn’t feel right to my eyes, and it poor artistic composition, depending on the subject being painted.
Having said that, I really like the way the rocks turned out, so I am not moving it. I will just own up to the fault and use it as a “what not to do” lesson.