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try and take photos of your work that are clean, try stepping back a bit and not zooming in so much works for me.
your perspective work is really good, good use of distance.
need's a good focal point, a spot that draw's the eye to it then to the over all image as a whole, the cabin has a good start with the dark wall's and bright windows.
over all you have some very nice shading and blending but some spots are lacking such as in the water, the water is flat and uninteresting.
but over all nice work, keep it up and good luck.
I have some observations that I hope will help you. There are some nice colors here and the subject matter is fine. Here are some aspects to work on:
Atmospheric perspective. In a landscape painting, the farther away something is, the softer and light it gets. Your distant mountains are a value that makes them appear very close. They are much too dark for that distance. The farther away they get, the more they tend towards a blue color. This is because of the distortion of the element through the air. Pollutants and other elements diffuse light and the resulting value of the element. So I suggest lightening the value of those hills. The closer the element, the darker it gets.
Depth and color. The river is one flat color. Water is not blue of course. Actually water is colorless. It simply takes in the surrounding colors and refracts and reflects them. The reason that bodies of water are usually blue is because of the reflection of the sky. When rendering a river, consider that the deepest parts of the river are usually in the middle. The reason is the light has more volume of water to travel through and tends to not reflect off the bottom of the river bed as much as the outside does. So the middle will very often will be the darkest. The outsides would be shallow and so they would be lighter in value as the river bed is reflected. I suggest painting in layers to get a deep feel to your river. Start in the middle with a dark value, then go over the river with lighter values as you work to the outside.
Hope these opinions are found to be useful. Paint on!
Hope this is helpful. E.
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