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Misty Mountain Range by crazycolleeny Misty Mountain Range by crazycolleeny
This painting was the other large painting commissioned in early October based on an older painting of mine but upgraded (in detail and size!).  It may be a bit difficult to tell based on the picture or your monitor, but the color is a very dark almost-black blue-leaning purple in the foreground and fades to the very light blue-leaning purple in the far background.  This was yet another reason that October was hectic ;)
24x36" oils
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:iconmariaenzianiakober:
MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018   General Artist
This picture looks great - I love the mist, it looks very realistic! And you put a great deal of details in there, especially on the foreground.
May I ask: how did you achieve that "mist-effect"?Meaning that sometimes "subtle/soft" blending between trees/details and white/mist
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you!

The mist effect depends on how much I "blend" and the softness of the brush.  I believe it's harder to achieve with acrylics, but with oil paint and soft brushes (as I've used here), I typically put a little bit of paint on a soft brush and blend very gently - almost like a "dry-brush" effect.  I believe you need to use water to get the same effect if you're using acrylics.  Bristle brushes tend to be a little "stiffer" and while they work well for certain effects, I tend to use mostly-dry synthetic brushes (or very soft fur, I don't know what they're all made of) to softly brush and blend into the color I already have on the canvas.  Sometimes you have to keep swirling a brush until you get the effect you want.  These are mostly monochrome - or at least, very few colors - there's a few more steps if you're working with blending more colors but it basically comes down to being very careful with the "blending"/ "dry-brush-ish" effect.  I've also sometimes put down the two colors on the canvas and used a completely dry brush to "pull" the colors together in a similar fashion. 

Here are two videos where I've made mist/fog that I think may help show what I generally do, but feel free to ask questions :)
Foggy Forest
Misty Mountains
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018   General Artist
Thank you very much for the detailed explanation, and for linking those two videos :).
I will definitely try out some of that, maybe with mist, or maybe with some nebula (I really like nebulas, and yours look beautiful ;)).
At the moment, I do mostly use Acrylics for painting. I will see if/how I can achieve such an effect with them. I already have some liquid that makes the drying time larger, I guess that could maybe help.

Um - ask you are offering that so kindly, I do indeed have another question, related to another subject.
I recognized that you digitalized your pictures very well, despite them being quite large. How do you do that?
I personally mainly use a scanner, but that reduces me to A4, or A3 when using paper. I do have some SLR camera (10 years old), but I do not really achieve that good pictures of the original picture. E.g. there are some lens distortions (like the edge of the canvas not being fully "straight"), and the colors sometimes don't get that well either.
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018   Traditional Artist
Ah, that's funny; I think I'm not that good at that part but I'm working on it!
I have a canon um... just a sec... "Canon EOS Rebel T6" that I take pictures with.  I try various settings, locations, etc.  I know you're "supposed to" take pictures outside in "natural light" (but "not direct light")... but that's never worked well for me - either I get the color wrong or it's blurry because it's too dark or I have to take it at an angle.  One of my pictures that captured the painting best was indoors, to the side, and with the flash on!  Paintings with very dark backgrounds (many of my paintings) have that problem; I think I've had the best luck with those if they're up against a white wall and there's enough of that white wall in the frame to provide contrast.  My light is one of those bright photo lamps with the box over them - but I don't shine it directly on the painting - that's been the hardest part, figuring out where the light goes so I don't have "sparkly" bits on the painting but it isn't blurry/weird either.  Mostly, I just keep taking pictures at different angles and locations until I'm happy with the color matching, and then fix whatever skew there is (though I try not to have too much) with a free photo editing software (GNU Image Manipulation Program - or "GIMP" - is what I'm using at the moment).  Hm, sorry I'm not as helpful with that part; I'm still trying to figure it out myself.
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018   General Artist
Hm, interesting, and first of all: Thank you :).
Maybe I could try out flashlight, too - until now I tried to avoid that because "one should not use flashlight" and all that stuff. Actually - I do not really have a good possibility to photograph my pictures outside...
I'll see :). Hopefully I do find a good solution for that - I think I want to get "larger" with my paintings/drawings one day. And scanning them would not be a good option then, especially for canvas. I do get A3 paper scanned on an A4 scanner (scanning in 4 parts), but that's quite some work, too.

Um - another question: which "lens/objective" are you using? I sometimes think that might be a reasons for me having lens distortions...
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
Good luck!  I'd love to hear if you come up with a good solution.
How large are your paintings usually?

Hm, I'll have to look up which lens/objective I'm using; I don't think it's anything fancy, just the "normal" one that came with it.  I'll check that out when I'm at home later :)
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MariaEnzianiaKober Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018   General Artist
Thank you - I will see when I get to the next canvas-painting :).
Well, they tend to stay inside of A4, mainly because I can scan that size without problems. Often they are smaller.
But - that mostly goes for drawings/paintings on paper. I recognized that I might want to get bigger with paintings on canvas (and on some with paper, too). Yet, my largest still is within A4.

No hurry with that ;). Just out of interest, maybe it helps me to know that...
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inktopia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how this is basically just 3 colours in different hues, and yet it is so detailed! Love it!
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :)  sometimes it's easier for me to get more detailed when I don't worry about color so much ;)
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inktopia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Gunnblindi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the new works of landscapes. Good to see you are creating and that you are over your down spell/sickness. Will skull no.50 be posted of your past project? My apologies for the reminder but a little encouragement for completing one goal and embarking on a new one. Will wait 😁. The holidays are upon us and look forward to some ice and snow/ wintry works from you with a tinge of darkness. Good spirits and Blessed Bee. 😄😄😄😄🐌🎃
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
50th skull will be up today :D
thanks for waiting; I finally decided to just do something fun since my "planned" 50th skull was just driving me crazy since I couldn't figure out how I wanted to do some things... but it will be up shortly, and then a bunch of small things I've been working on in the meantime :)
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Gunnblindi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to the last skull and newer pieces. Hope your Thanksgiving was good and the coming Holiday Season inspires your ever amazing talent for the art you create. Just greatly admire you work. Blessed Bee and Happy Holidays. 😁😁😁😁😁
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
aw thank you very much!!!  I'm sure I'll have some fun art soon ;)  Happy Holidays to you too! :D
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RezTheRipper Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Such a fantastic painting... You know there's some weird supernatural thing in those clouds.
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
hahaha mayyyybe ;)
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Gallgoyle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this is awesome. I wish I could paint like this. 
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017   Traditional Artist
aw, thank you! :D
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arrog Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Woah!  That is awesome.
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
:D thank you!
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nehab16 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous !! Very beautiful. Great depth and colour palette. I love it. Very atmospheric !
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
thank you! :D
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nehab16 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome 😊
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mmunier Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Student Artist
Bob Ross is most certainly approving of this.
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crazycolleeny Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
hehehe yep definitely channeling some Bob Ross for this one ;)
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