Winter forest landscape

Winter forest landscape - student project

First time painting a watercolor forest and I felt like it was a great lesson, could sense improvement. I definitely messed up with the shadows which were challenging especially on the left side. I included a progress photo before I added more details. Also, I didn't have masking fluid so I just painted a little sun :) 

Winter forest landscape - image 1 - student project

Then I felt inspired to try again, only painting vertically and using colors that felt more 'me'. I think I improved but again the shadows were challenging. Winter forest landscape - image 2 - student project