Like the shapes of the trees but the shadows at the bottom are just a gray blob -
Shadows are MUCH better but don't like the harsh line of demarcation between sky colors.
Better water and shadows, but less interesting big tree shapes - what's a girl to do???
Best sky/water blending, but colors seem a little garish - nice trees with okay shadows, not the best. Okay, I guess I still need to work on this but it was a fun exercise to come up with so many versions of essentially the same painting.
Visit other talented artists today at Paint Party Friday or Inspiration Avenue . It's my first participation at Inspiration Ave so not quite sure how it all works. Keep Creating!!
REVISED TO ADD: I had a couple of folks ask about what brush and technique I used, so here you go if interested. I used my new fan brush, heavily loaded with Payne's gray and pushed strongly against the page in an upward motion to give the width to the pounced stroke. Almost like a stenciling motion. Lots of reloading cuz I wanted it really black and it kept drying too light. The centers are obviously dabbed more densely and then tapering as I shaped the branches but you can still see the result of the pushing motion since they have width, not just little grass like shapes like usually come with a fan brush. Trunks and branches were added later with a round brush.