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    Layer exercise (moab bridge)

    Here's a quick one I did over the last hour or so- just to get familiar with using different layers. I'm not sure if I really like it for this kind of painting. It's hard to show distance if you can't blend between layers. Anyway I used 3 reference photos- from Moab (UT), the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountain range.
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    don't know why I didn't think of this before....
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    I would be cool if you could slightly blur all but one layer (maybe the middle one) to create a "photographic effect" where only one area of interest is in focus. Nice job...


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    Justin what a great painting, I like colors you used.

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    I like the landscape, sort of reminds me of a video game scene.
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    Thanks for all your comments! In retrospect, I really should have put this in the WIP section but I didn't realize I was going to get so hooked on this painting. I'm gonna keep playing around with this and see what happens.
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    This is a treat. I'm enjoying watching you build this. I've subscribed to the thread - I'd like to follow this through to completion.

    A note on your layer's comment above: , if you like having a single layer to accomplish some certain blends, at what for you is the right stage, just merge the relevant layers and work those edges together to your heart's content. I do that as a common practice and get the best of both worlds, layers to build, but then merged layers to work final integrations. Sometimes that takes some advance planning, but the principle has been an effective one for me.
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    Thanks Byron! I'll definitely keep that in mind in the future.

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    A refreshing piece of art to view at the conclusion of a long and tiring day!

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