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Later at home I studied this picture in more detail. I noticed some drawbacks though. Heavy, gray clouds made this picture dull and almost monochromatic. Also the skiers were hardly visible on the dark background full of trees. I knew that I had to rearrange the composition of this picture a little.
Then I waited until everything dried out. After that, I painted the mountains starting with the farthest one. I used mixture of french ultramarine and crimson red.
The conifer trees were done with a combination of phthalo blue and yellow ocher. To create darker trees in the front I mixed french ultramarine and burnt umber. On my photograph, the trees are in all shades of gray. To change this and warm up the scene, I painted some bushes with yellow ocher and burnt sienna.
To emphasize skiers I painted them on a white background. I also narrowed the ski trail to eliminate the overwhelming whiteness of the snow in the foreground. Thanks to that, the skiers automatically became more pronounced. One of the skier's jacket had neon blue color. I found this tone too destructing so I changed it to the dark gray.
Now my dear readers it is your turn. You can take my photo and paint from it. Modify it to your taste and most of all enjoy the process. Start with quick pencil value sketch, it help to determine what you like.
Let me know how it went