Landscape paintings often can be thought of in horizontal stripes of color: the sky, the distant mountains, the nearer ones and the close hills. I have to be careful to work on alternating stripes and let them dry before I add water and paint to the ones between. If not: lines become mush and colors become mud!
I had to adjust the color of the closest hill in the bluer of these two paintings, to make it darker. Things are usually lighter in color (or greyer) as they get farther from you.
After almost 20 years of Industrial Engineering, I decided to try to align my life with my values and priorities. Now I am an artist, part time ranch worker and part time church staff (strategic planning). That leaves almost no time for housekeeping, which is fine with me and my dust allergy!
My art business is called Texas Hill Country Art, and I mostly paint Texas wildflowers, landscapes, animals and such. I often paint commissions of people's favorite vacation photos.
Watercolor and acrylic paintings are also available in a greeting card format. ACEOs (baseball card sized paintings) are sometimes studies for my big paintings and sometimes just silliness, like my Ballerinas in Trouble series.