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Landscape Practice

Here's my first painting, flaws and all. :) 

I didn't have thalo blue, so I grabbed ultramarine for my blue. Oops! It wasn't until the 2nd video when you talked about the granulation of ultramarine that I realized why I was having a hard time. It was still great practice, though, and I found that I could sometimes even out the gradient by layering washes.

I'm enjoying this class so far and look forward to doing the second painting shortly. I'm going to pick up a tube of thalo blue today to play with and compare. 

Thanks!

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And here's my second landscape using pthalo blue. It was so much easier to do the gradients and layer the washes in this one.

There were a few places where I worked in adjacent areas without letting things dry first, so I got a little bit of color bleed. My biggest takeaway is to take the time to let things dry instead of rushing it. :) 

I loved this project--it was a lot of fun, and I look forward to picking my own subject matter next time and trying this again. 

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