In this painting tutorial I show you how to paint a landscape as featured in the image above. This painting is inspired by a rural area in southern New Zealand. This painting features a rural landscape at the end of summer where the fields and hills are dry, the grass is yellow and the trees are casting shadows in the soft evening light. All good ingredients for a landscape painting.
In this blog post I will show you how to paint this seascape that features a bright sunset. I will also show you how to paint the bright sun in a way that it looks like it’s popping off the canvas.
This painting is inspired by a place called Port Soif on the island of Guernsey which is located in the English Channel.
In this blog post I will show you how to paint ocean waves and cliffs in this painting inspired by a place called Houghton Bay, New Zealand.
In this blog post I am going to show you how you can create atmospheric perspective in a landscape painting as I show you how to paint this mountain valley scene.
What is Atmospheric Perspective?
Simply put, using atmospheric perspective is a way of creating the illusion of distance and depth in a landscape painting, for example making distant hills and mountains look like they are far away.
In this blog post I will show you how to paint a poplar tree with particular focus on the trunk and leaves. This painting started off as a plein air painting (painting outdoors) and then I added more details in the studio.
Trees are a great subject to paint and they can be very impactful when they are the main subject of a landscape painting.
In this blog post I will show you how to paint this autumn scene that features willow and poplars trees and I will explain how to mix those autumn / fall colours.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year especially if you are a landscape artist, but autumn colours can be a challenge to paint. I hope in this blog post I can give you some ‘go to’ colour combinations for mixing autumn colours so you can confidently paint trees and foliage.
In this blog post I will show you how to paint autumn trees in this painting inspired by a place called Arrowtown in southern New Zealand. This area was planted with European deciduous trees including willows, poplars and sycamores and every autumn their leaves display vibrant beautiful colours.
I will show you the step by step process of how I created this art work.
In this blog post I will show you how to paint this landscape inspired by the mountains around the village of Glenorchy in southern New Zealand.
In this painting I will show you how we can use tonal values to create light and shadow. This painting features a contrast between the background hills and mountain that are bathed in the soft evening light, juxtaposed against the foreground which is in shadow.
In this blog post I will show you how to paint this beautiful rural mountain scene inspired by the Matukituki Valley in southern New Zealand.
The inspiration for this painting came from a plein air painting trip I went on with a friend. As we were painting the mountain view suddenly loads of cows started surrounding us and many of them were drinking from the stream.
The presence of the cows were a welcome addition as I was able to include them in my original plein air painting. It then inspired the studio painting which I am about to demonstrate to you now.
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