The Valley oil 5"x7" #130

I took the advice of Australian painter Mike Barr ( and added reds to my greens and used only a flat 3/4" brush and only added highlights for one minute at the end. He suggested that I repaint a previous landscape doing this, but I chose to try it on a new one. I will eventually go back to the other, but I want to put some space between us (me and my landscape) for a while. I used the edges of the brush a lot to get the detail. I am wondering if I am still putting in too much detail, but I am getting closer to what I want. His advice is good and I am hoping he will give me more. I like the moodiness of this.

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Christine Holzschuh

About Christine Holzschuh

I am a self taught artist who has been influenced by the following people:  my mom (June Hovekamp Osgood), Sean Dye, Jane Neroni, Karin Jurick, Carol Marine, and Qiang Huang.  I am painting daily now after a career in education.  Art is my passion and I am learning every day.