Paint a Landscape: 1

Painting a landscape can see difficult if you are a beginner, but in this painting tutorial I’ll explain everything you need to know. I am going to be using acrylic paint, I’ll explain how to choose your colours and how to mix the tones and colours (colors) required. I’ll use a paper plate to mix paint on as this is disposable and saves on cleaning a palette. I will show you how to create depth in a landscape painting by using colour and tone in combination.

The idea is to use cool, light greens in the background of the painting and warm, bold greens in the foreground. Combining this with the idea of soft edges in the background and sharp edges in the foreground of the painting. Using this method will create a landscape painting in which there is depth. It is worth remembering that if you can master these two basic painting skills your landscape painting will improve tremendously.

Check out Part 2 of this Landscape Painting Tutorial to see how the finishing touched are applied.

This art tutorial is part one of this landscape painting, and it is intended for beginners, school children. Those who teach children in primary (elementary) and secondary schools may also benefit.

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