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White Rock, step by step mixed media painting tutorial on ARTiful painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier

White Rock, step by step mixed media painting tutorial

This is the second painting I made for the exhibition “exquisite landscape” that took place at the Cityscape Art Gallery in North Vancouver. This one was to be a beach and shore painting and I had some lines that were to be part of the composition.

Here are the steps I took:

I did apply gesso on my board before starting to paint.

I did apply gesso on my board before starting to paint.

I started with a simple composition for the shore and applied a few layers of acrylic.

I started with a simple composition for the shore and applied a few layers of acrylic.

Adding layers of acrylics mixed with gel medium, and then scrubbing the surface with a sponge.

Adding layers of acrylics mixed with gel medium, and then scrubbing the surface with a sponge.

I then paint a layer of white acrylic mixed with medium on the sky and sea area.

I then paint a layer of white acrylic mixed with medium on the sky and sea area.

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I sand lightly the layers of acrylic to give them an aged look.

I sand lightly the layers of acrylic to give them an aged look.

I then want to try a few different colors and compositions with pastels. If I try something I don't like I can always wash it up and start again.

I then want to try a few different colors and compositions with pastels. If I try something I don’t like I can always wash it up and start again.

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Prismacolor NuPastel Color Sticks

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I slightly change the composition, having the sea as an horizontal stripe and mountains in the horizon.

I slightly change the composition, having the sea as an horizontal stripe and mountains in the horizon.

I then start to draw a few people with charcoal using reference pictures I took at the beach.

I then start to draw a few people with charcoal using reference pictures I took at the beach.

I draw a row of people along the shore, I then fix the charcoal with Krylon workable fixative.

I draw a row of people along the shore, I then fix the charcoal with Krylon workable fixative.

I paint a layer of gouache diluted in water , it makes very interesting textures on top of the acrylic

I paint a layer of gouache diluted in water , it makes very interesting textures on top of the acrylic

I spray a bit of alcohol on the wet layer of gouache.

I spray a bit of alcohol on the wet layer of gouache.

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Holbein Acryla Gouache, 152 Chinese White, 20 ml

Acryla Designer Gouache is a fast-drying, opaque acrylic based watercolor paint. It’s water soluble while wet, and water-resistant, matte and opaque, even over dark surfaces. Great for grounds and layering.

I am painting an orange layer at the bottom of the painting and a partial stripe of blue on the sea, I did tape the contours to make it easier.

I am painting an orange layer at the bottom of the painting and a partial stripe of blue on the sea, I did tape the contours to make it easier.

I am scrubbing the stripes I just painted to make them blend better with the rest of the painting. I then start stamping the mountains area with a flower shapes stamp.

I am scrubbing the stripes I just painted to make them blend better with the rest of the painting. I then start stamping the mountains area with a flower shapes stamp.

The mountain area has all been stamped with a flower stamp at the lower part and a tree stamp after that.

The mountain area has all been stamped with a flower stamp at the lower part and a tree stamp after that.

I paint inside the stamps patterns with a mix of white acrylic and medium.

I paint the sky and  inside the stamps patterns with a mix of white acrylic and medium.

Here is a close-up of the flowers and trees.

Here is a close-up of the flowers and trees.

I the mix a bit of azur blue acrylic with medium

I the mix a bit of azur blue acrylic with medium

I am accentuating the blue on the sea area.

I am accentuating the blue on the sea area.

I draw symbols for the clouds with pastels and am then painting the inside with white acrylic and medium, around the pastel lines.

I draw symbols for the clouds with pastels and am then painting the inside with white acrylic and medium, around the pastel lines.

Then I wash away my pastels marks leaving only the white clouds shape.

Then I wash away my pastels marks leaving only the white clouds shape.

Life's a beach, mixed media on board, 30 x 48 inches

The finished painting : White Rock, mixed media on board, 30 x 48 inches