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How to paint a landscape with mixed media by Sandrine Pelissier on ARTiful, painting demos

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