Jens, I've been so brutal to download your picture...
...just to give you some tips about the background painting. I don't tell you that you must do it but I say it to make the background more realistic. It would certainly improve the total looks of your track I think.
You have made the hills/mountains on the foreground darkish green. That's allright.
But for the mountains in the background you could add a little more blue. It's because off the haze (nebel) wich is in the air. And the furher away the mountains are the lighter they are. I added some mountains to show you what I mean.
I also painted some rocks near the black arrow on the mountain you painted. If you pick some same colours as the rocks you've build, you link the rocks with the background. Doesn't have to be much. Just enough to fool the watchers.
Now you can see that the rocks are sticked upon the wall. The same for the rocks on the sidewall (red arrow). They just end in the air. Try to link them with the mountain in the background.
Hi all! Thanks for the compliments and the great input!
@Michael: Well, you are right, the background needs some more time and work. Thank you for your great tips. I "missed the running train" a littlebit by not doing the background first. Moving to a new house last years summer and painting it inside out (basement even twice after a thunderstorm and waterflood), I have little "allergy" against any bigsized artists work...
Other thing is that I want to run the track as fast as possible. As the whole project is relatively big for my little time I have to live with some compromises here and there... Lets se what happenes with the background in future. Thank you for your ideas. They are always welcome.
I know what you mean. I also moved in this house just a couple of months ago. And still painting...finished the inside and now the outside. And then a track on the attic. I'm not such a great painter, both housewise and artistic
, but luckely my wife is great in artistic painting.
From her I got my knowledge. Doing it is a different thing...
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