Since I've begun painting, I've always felt that landscapes were my weakness. I've just never been very satisfied with them. I was okay with it if I did an obviously abstracted landscape... one that was clearly not meant to look exactly real... but when it came to traditional landscapes... I just wasn't happy with my results.
Well, I think I may finally be breaking through that barrier. I've been working on a landscape and I think I am quite happy with the results so far, so I thought I'd share the work-in-progress. I think the real difference in this one is that I went through my photography and found reference photos to use, when before I just tried to "make up" a landscape in my mind. I didn't try to copy any of my photos exactly, but I did use them to plan the general shape of the shoreline, hills beyond the water, and the color of sky and water.
Just goes to show you, I still have lots learn and never want to stop learning!
Here is what I have so far:
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