I'm very new in both landscape painting / drawing and using, mixing colors so one of the reason for making relatively simple paintings is my unexperience.
I got a small pack of oil pastels as a christmas present and I started practicing and painting landscapes.
I want to ask for some advice based on one of my paintings, the one I pasted below was panted this morning.
I try to use lighter and cooler shades in the distant and making darker the sides of the slope.
For the pines I tried to make the right sides darker and add a little bright green and yellow to the left and a "weak" shadow to the right to emphasize the direction of the sun rays.
The darker, little bit blended line on the foot of the mountains is a forest. I try to make it as light as I could to not to make it "nearer".
I'm just feeling it looks like too childish / amateur. Like it could be improved by million times. I watched landscape photos and other oil pastel paintings as well.
Looks like more contrast would be good and I thought about adding grass and flowers and I'm sure I'll learn how to paint that but even if I add, some objective, "general" advice would be very helpful :)
I use print paper and "normal" paper for writing. Cannot afford professional sketch books and papers at the moment.
Sorry for English mistakes.