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Through the Rolling Fields, Landscape mixed media painting tutorial

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Through the Rolling Fields, Landscape mixed media painting tutorial

This mixed media painting on canvas was inspired by a picture I took during our summer road trip to Alberta. I used acrylics, and pastels to paint and painted with brush, knife and occasionally my fingers:-)

Through the Rolling Fields, Landscape mixed media painting tutorial

drawing on canvas

This is my red under-painting, I drew a very simple outline of my landscape with a white pastel. The blue marks are some stamping I made to add a bit of texture.

step by step acrylic painting demo: painting layers

I add a first layer of yellow acrylic in the sky and fields areas

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step by step acrylic painting demo: painting layers

I apply some white acrylic with a rubber spatula on the sky

abstract painting techniques

Introducing some blue acrylic, whenever I add a color in a part of the painting I like to add touches of the same color in other areas of the painting.

abstract painting techniques

I am unifying the sky with a layer of white paint diluted in water and the foreground with a layer of orange and yellow diluted in water.

tissue paper textures

Here I start to define more elements in the landscape, the path had been painted with red acrylics and I made patterns in the wet paint with a textured tissue paper.

acrylic landscape painting : glazing colors

I continue adding colors with glazes of different colors ( acrylic mixed with medium) and paint the bushes on the left adding texture with the painting knife.

I adjust colors working now with pastels until I am satisfied with the result.

Through the Rolling Fields, Landscape mixed media painting tutorial

Through the rolling fields, mixed media on canvas

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Comments (9)

  1. jus de pommes reblogged this on jusdepommes.

  2. Just found you, interesting blog. I enjoyed reading through your technique on the ‘Rolling Fields’. The final result is stunning.

    1. Thanks northpenninegallery, I really appreciate your comment 🙂

  3. So lovely…I enjoyed watching your process here, thanks for sharing 🙂 It is so interesting to see the colors layered and how they all work together in the final painting.

    1. Thanks Jo Ann, I am glad you liked it 🙂

  4. Lovely. Thank you for sharing the process with us.

    1. Thanks Jane 🙂

  5. bethsciallo

    beautiful , quiet painting
    lovely to see your progression through the paint

    on a technical note: do you wait for the glaze to dry or go in wet for another texture?

    1. Hello Bethsciallo,
      Thanks for your comment, you question is interesting. I usually work by layers so I am applying the colors separately one on top of each other. I will sometimes mix them when they are still wet, like for the blue and white on the sky in this example (that I applied with a rubber spatula and a brush), but will usually avoid to mix my glazes. Especially because I don’t have an exact idea of the final color until it is dried, the medium making the colors look milky.
      I use glazes here just for the lasts steps to tie the colors together and adjust the intensity of colors, I toned down a bit the blue of the sky for example

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