These are some Chinese Ink Paintings I did in the past.
I used a graduated filter to create the illusion of a blue sky in the background that is originally not painted. This adds a tiny modern twist to the traditional chinese painting.
I experimented with an different shades of green to paint the mountains. Although, the degree of saturation is unnatural, it adds a magical and whimsical feel to the painting, making the scene seems like a place out of earth.
I choose a icy pale palette to bring across the idea of a lonely, isolated, cold winter night. However, I deliberately added a little red house at the top of the mountain to suggest that life and warmth is present even in a desolate place like this, which sets as a contrast to the whole image.