Learn to paint in Acrylic paints - Step by Step
I attempted my second expression of Blue Mountain View yesterday, and totally bombed it. However I do know that with each painting there are lessons to be learned, and improvements as a painter can be gained
In my second attempt I totally blew it on my values. The farthest mountains looked more like the sky, and the closest looked like just a blob of color. The two lessons I learned from this experience is:
Pay better attention to the values and how to properly contrast them to achieve illusion of distance. I also realized that I tried to put too many fields into the painting which made it too hard to separate the values, and keep the picture looking real. I found myself trying to put too many values in the forefront which created the blob of color that totally failed in appeal. I have to keep it simple.
The second lesson I learned from this is Gesso can be your best friend.