I think Im done with this painting but I might still go over the houses or do additional touches...maybe not.
It was pretty difficult than I thought it would be.
Questions like "how thick should i make the line?" "how much should the underpainting show?" and more q's kept on popping up in my head. I think i got the general feel but i still need to practice different brush strokes.
But overall I enjoyed it.
This is my favorite landscape. Its in Japan where I took my parents-in-law by car to see, in Wakayama prefecture called Maruyama Senmaita(和歌山、丸山千枚田）where rice paddy fields are and great to visit during summer.
Im very terrible at sketching landscapes but always good to get the basics down. I think I am the only one that understands this but anyhow I did 1 min drawing of the sections of the landscape above that I will be using.
Here, I worked on lesson 4, laying open impressionistic strokes.
The first one is mountain, then the reflection and the sky.
Before going to #5 of the lesson and doing the underpainting, instead I
wanted to make sure I use a better choice in colors, I jumped to #6 of the lesson.
Don't mind the gestural sketch of a starbucks cup instead of a pear ( ´艸｀)
I drew a color wheel and looking at the landscape, chose three paintings color notes I would like to try.
Then I worked on painting the color notes.
I was planned on trying the middle, but then eventually used light green for the final.