Well, as you can see I’ve been playing around with the earlier post. This time I drove the yellow underpainting into the citadel area and then drew the buildings and trees in on this underpainting before putting in the background mountains which I left very simple and painting upside down got some nice light effects on the mountain tops.
I let some of the yellow underpainting show in the citadel which further unites the foreground and middleground. I also played around washing some of the bottom squares away. I now wish I had done more. I rather like the effect and might experiment with this later. I also added some of the buildings which were lower down the slopes in an effort to unify.
Much happier with this which I hope conveys the heat and brightness of the day.
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