Painting a Darker Sky for Emphasis

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Leaving the figures in their original “roughed in” state, I concentrated on darkening the color of the sky to emphasize the sunlit peaks in the background.  I’m also darkening the ice, but now it is a little too dotty and doesn’t look smooth. The kids look like they are skating on gravel.  To create a smooth look I’ve got to lay in a lot of dots of the same value.  This is a challenge, the figures are sunlit but the ice is the same color of the snow shadows in the background. Hmm, this needs some thought.  Lots to do, the end is not in sight.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Landscape artist

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