I picked up so much in just this one video and was thinking how much more inspired I would have been from my previous in-person lesson, had my instructor provided even half the tips!
Here are a few of my ah-hah's:
- Skies are bluer at the top. Begin with blue, mixed with white and a hint of yellow. Add more white as you progress down, using the lighter color and painting up to blend it with the still-wet bluer paint.
- Use X's to get the paint on the canvas initially.
- Colors in the distance are lighter and more neutralized, and are blurred. The atmosphere makes things in the far distance appear purple. Use bolder colors in the foreground.
- Begin your painting with a large brush and progressively move to smaller brushes as you get to more detail.
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