Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Forest Landscape

Watercolor Forest Landscape Painting by Elise Engh
Watercolor Forest Landscape Painting by Elise Engh
Watercolor Forest Landscape Painting by Elise Engh

The leaves have changed in the mountains here and it's gotten me in the mood to paint some fall forest scenes!

I've got a lot to improve in the landscape department, but this, I feel, is a good start. My painting doesn't look much like the photo I painted from either.  I have a more loose style.  I guess I've never been into photo-realism.  I figure, you can use a camera for that.   For painting, I like to use looser, more intuitive strokes with feeling!


7 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Any tips on painting in your style? I hate trying to draw and paint realisticly, but I struggle to know how to do otherwise.

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    1. Thanks! I guess I need to do a tutorial for landscapes, huh? I'm kind of impatient, so when I paint, I don't let the paint dry between layers too much. Maybe just a little. I also keep my paint very fluid, not much dry brush at all. Maybe you could think of this as a kind of impressionism. It's painted quickly. Hope that helps! Good luck!

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  2. I'd love a landscape tutorial! Would you? You do have a lovely loose style.

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  3. Beautiful. I like how this still looks like your work, even thought it's not your typical subject. You definitely have a unique style.

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