11-1/2"x8-1/2" Watercolor on 140# Canson paper
from the 5th sample photo.

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Comment by Jane Albin on October 23, 2011 at 2:11
Thanks everyone for the comments.
Comment by Debby Badder on October 21, 2011 at 11:24
Nice handling of the sky and just enough contrast to bring out that mountain peak.  :)  Great job!
Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on October 12, 2011 at 2:50


I disagree with Sharon on this; I still like the painting just as it is.  There really is no foreground in this picture, and making the bottoms of the mountains darker would weaken the painting (in my opinion).  I like your warm and cool colors on the bottom rocks.  Your snow and rock shadows on the upper peaks gives a great 3d effect.  I wish Richard would critique this.  I think it is excellent work and plan to give you a "like" on the 21st.. 


Comment by Sharon Casavant on October 12, 2011 at 2:13
Upon second observation... :)  I like the sky and peak and the foreground colors being warmer, but maybe if the foreground were darker it would draw more attention to the peak!
Comment by Jane Albin on October 4, 2011 at 12:56

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Sharon-- I actually had the sky lighter and then darkened it.  I wanted the whites of the snow to stand out a little bit more.  I was trying to get that 'spot light' effect on the main peak.  I did darken the foreground a bit. I still have difficulty putting in dark darks, especially in watercolors. Thanks

Comment by Sharon Casavant on October 4, 2011 at 5:53
I like all the colors you used.  I love the contrast in the snowy peaks.  It is hard to get different tones with watercolor for me, I have a suggestion... lighter sky and darker foreground... but it is very beautiful anyway!
Comment by Stuart J. Gourlay on October 4, 2011 at 4:18


The more I look at your painting, the more I like it.  You really nailed your values.  Your lost and found edges on the snow and clouds are also excellent.  Nice job.


Comment by susie gregory on October 2, 2011 at 9:16
hi jane - i really like this.  i started out in watercolor close to 40 years ago and didn't realize it was the hardest medium...i just thought it was hard because i was just starting out...i like your handling of the snow - i would have one tiny suggestion..the main peak seems to be nestled right in the center of your painting...other than that..i'ts lovely!
Comment by Jane Albin on October 1, 2011 at 5:06
Thanks Denise. I think I have corrected the tag.
Thank you for the comments on my watercolor. Now I see the similarity in the sky and mountain shapes. (If I cut off the far left peak they would be identical.)
I was playing with the zoom on my computer and sort of 'found' the composition.
Comment by Denise Maxwell on September 30, 2011 at 16:04
Hello Jane, just noticed the tag line on this is not correct and this may be missed by Richard. Use the capital W on Workshop2, you will need to reload this I don't think it works to just try and correct a typo.


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