Christmas Landscape 3

This one is of Mt Baker as seen from the Heliotrope Ridge trail.

I’m having a bit of an issue on this painting with the vibrancy of the paint soaking into the board a bit. I think I only put one coat of gesso on the board instead of two.

I’ll keep coating some paint onto it until it turns out the way I want in the next session. This scene is too beautiful to not do it justice.

What went well?

The composition is looking great and I think the painting will turn out really well.

What didn’t go so well?

Dealing with a bit of a gesso issue with the paint soaking into the board. But I’m sure that a few layers will fix that. If not I can always go over it with some acrylic paint to liven it up.

What did I learn?

Make sure that I at least double coat the boards with gesso before painting.


Session Details

  • Session: 2516
  • Work: 1622
  • Width: 5"
  • Height: 7"
  • Medium: Gouache
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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