Oil week 9: more lake

In this week’s session I continued working on the lake section of the painting.

Last week, I commented that the water was too dark. This week I successfully lightened the water, and managed to get a reasonable approximation of the colours of the source image.

The colour matching took a fair amount of tweaking of the colours following this process:

  • mix some paint
  • apply it to areas of the picture
  • stand back and assess the result
  • throw in some other colours into the paint mix
  • apply that to some or all of the area
  • re-assess and repeat

Every week I’ve felt I’m getting the hang of oil painting more, and this week was no exception.

Next week’s lesson will be the last. I don’t know if I’ll try and refine the water surface further, or add the details I removed last week.

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