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Fields in Greens and Blues, Step by step landscape painting tutorial

Painting a landscape in mixed media by Sandrine Pelisser on ARTiful, painting demos
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Fields in Greens and Blues, Step by step landscape painting tutorial

This is a landscape mixed media painting, on canvas, inspired by the pictures I took on my last trip to France. You can see those pictures by clicking on the image below on the FlickR set:

pictures of France

Fields in Greens and Blues, mixed media landscape painting tutorial

drawing a landscape on canvas

On a 24 x 24 inches canvas, I start with a yellow acrylic under painting, and am drawing a rough outline of my landscape.

spraying acrylic paint with water

I start with some washes of green acrylic that I spray with water.

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free step by step acrylic painting tutorial : painting layers

Then I start applying layers of acrylic..

free step by step acrylic painting tutorial : painting layers

I work by layers adding more and more details to the painting.

mixing acrylic with water

Then I start to add some layers of liquid acrylic with lots of water, I sometimes spray with alcohol

mixing acrylic with water

Here some yellow liquid acrylic on the fields.

painting a landscape with pastels

I also add some pastels when the paint is dried to try different colors on the painting.

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fixing pastels with fixative

When I am done with the pastels I spray some fixative to be able to work with acrylics again.

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step by step acrylic painting tutorial

I continue adding more layers of acrylic.

step by step acrylic painting tutorial

Adding more complexity to the painting, motifs in the fields, more colors…

step by step landscape painting tutorial

The finished painting, Fields in Greens and Blues

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Comments (6)

  1. I like that you continue to share your process, Sandrine. Layer upon layer brings out the fullness that you, somehow achieve with your acrylic paintings. I like all the variations of shapes in this one.

    1. Thanks Leslie 🙂

  2. Thank you for the tutorial…love it.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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

  3. This painting is GORGEOUS!! I love the hints of red and orange!! WOW!

    1. Thanks Beth!!

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