There is no substitute for landscape painting like being outdoors painting. The experience is quite often daunting but the rewards are worth the effort.
I have been out weekly during the warm weather of summer creating colored pencil paintings from nature. Some worked out well, others not so much. Never the less I keep at it for it is through my outdoor experience that I learn the most.
A few weeks ago I was at a beautiful location right in front of a spectacular water fall. I was happy with my painting till I returned home and viewed it inside out of the direct light. Too pink!
I worked on it in the studio adding more blue and white to the water but lost some of the spontaneity in the painting. The more I tried to get rid of the pink the more it worked its way to the surface. I was working on a sanded surface that I had not tried before. I liked the surface but what was it with all this pink?
I finally realized I had used a dark purple and dark red color in the dark rocks, the more I tried to get white water the more lavender and pink it would turn. I used an electric eraser to get rid of most of the dark red and purple and then I was then able to use white without all that pink coming back (the sanded surface ate through several erasers). I think it is a bit overworked but I am happy with the final version.
Happy painting :)