So I'm doing this acrylic and oil piece based off this meadow in Austria that temporary floods every spring when the snow melts. It's really beautiful and kind of surreal
I'm trying to capture that. I've been studying the colors etc, but the "underwaterness" is something I'm struggling at producing. I took my reference pics and broke them down digitally into swathes of color to judge my colors against. It mostly seems pretty close in most ways though I made the horizon darker. Thoughts?
P.S. I just realized something. Is the problem that the picture is too high contrast for underwater? I darkened the horizon in order to make it seem more murky and ominious but perhaps that threw something off.