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French countryside- Triptych mixed media painting tutorial

Painting a mixed media landscape triptych on ARTiful, painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier
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French countryside- Triptych mixed media painting tutorial

The Anonymous Art Show is a great concept, this exhibition is organised by the North Vancouver Arts council consist of 641  8x 8 inches paintings.

No artist name or title is visible and all the paintings are at the same price of 100 dollars . So this is a great mix of artist that could be well-known or just starting and people will choose what painting to buy only by looking at the work itself: a great idea!

So this year, my inspiration came from the pictures I took on my last trip to France. If you are interested in seeing more of them, click on the image below to go to the Red Bubble collection:

Pictures of France

Mixed media painting tutorial

Here is a step by step review of the painting process:

painting a tryptich

I taped the 3 canvas together so I could work as if it was one.

drawing on canvas before painting

Here is my pencil drawing.

landscape watercolor painting

I start with watercolors in bright hues with lots of water.

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painting landscapes with watercolor and mixed media on canvas

Working mainly with nuances of orange, red and green. I let the paint dry.

painting landscapes with watercolor and mixed media on canvas

At this point I start adding acrylics on top of the watercolors.

adding texture with pastels

Here I start adding pastels for texture and for experimenting with different colors.

acrylic painting step by step, adding layers

I continue with layers of acrylics until I am satisfied with the result.

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triptych mixed media painting tutorial

The finished painting

Comments (19)

  1. mercedes

    Very interesting and funny your watercolor. I have a question. There is some basis for making our own reference photos to do our own triptyc paintings?

    1. Thanks Mercedes, I like to work from my own pictures, I think it is important for me so I can feel a connection to my subject.

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    This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Cheers! Exactly where are your contact details though?

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  6. This is great.. You know what.. I am more of an ocean/sea person, but looking at this makes me calm and relaxed. I would love that on a wall.

    1. Thanks Artake!

  7. I did an abstract piece with two canvases, it was a record player for one of my friends who DJ’s in Edmonton.

  8. It is a fabulous work and the process is interesting! Sandrine, thanks for sharing.. I had the same question as Leslie.. so acrylics can be used over the pastel fixative.. didnt know that.. Would like to try it out!

    1. Thanks Padmaja 🙂 Let me know how it works for you. I often mix pastels and acrylics in my paintings. I also like to do that because you can try out new colors or designs on the painting and just brush or wash them away if you don’t like them so that’s a good way of testing ideas.

  9. Wha a fantastic show! I love that idea!
    When you use the pastel with the acrylics does it blend with the paint, Sandrine and add something to the brightness of the color?
    Beautiful rolling and peaceful triptych!

    1. Thanks Leslie
      I wait for my acrylic paint to dry then add pastels on top, I like the added texture I get this way. Then I fix them with a Krylon workable fixative. I alternate several layers of acrylic and pastel this way.

  10. The watercolor underpainting is a great idea! Love it!

    1. Thanks Kathryn, I am glad you liked it 🙂

  11. What a fabulous idea for an art show. And, I love your triptych – fantastic idea. Also, thank you for the progress shots…

    1. Thanks Jane, yes it is a great idea for a show, they always have a big line up outside the gallery for the opening!

  12. berene

    This triptych would look fabulous in an office or livingroom with a long wall. The colours are lively and fresh. Great job.

    1. Thanks Berene 🙂

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