One of the things students of oil painting are often told is to "loosen up," meaning don't over work the painting. Don't nit pick. Don't work and rework a passage. Use larger brushes. Paint shapes, not details.
This painting is done on a red toned panel. My goal was to minimize the number of brush strokes - not an easy task with a complex landscape.
Here we have three main color masses - the dark trees on the left, the yellow grouping in the middle, and the orange bushes on the right. Once those large blocks of color were in place, it was a matter of working smaller and and smaller to fill in the details of the rocks and water.
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