Moving onto the foothills now and I am introducing a subtle touch of green into the painting. I have to keep this color muted and greyed so as not to contrast too much with the warmer more neutral colors of the mountain. I love how the blued shadows are giving depth to the scene. Some snowy patches have remained lower down in the valley and this also adds interest. I purposely kept the sky simple as I knew there would be plenty of details in the landscape - also this is how the scene looked initially so I wanted to try and capture that sense of wonder and amazement from when I saw it for the first time.
Koude winterdag. Westendorp, The Netherlands - Cold winterday. *(Picture is clickable!)* Koude winterdag. Westendorp,The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 24 x 40 cm.
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