HOW TO PAINT A LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS |
EASY ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING
In this step by step project, we will show you how to paint a gorgeous landscape in acrylics.
You'll learn how to create an amazing composition, use colour, and blend with ease.
We will show you how to paint the sky, mountains, and terrain using only a few colours we will walk you through the process step by step, and show you how to create an acrylic painting of your own – To help you with this project we have a PDF template that you can use
You will need
Gather your Materials for your Seascape Landscape Acrylic artwork, you will need to prepare your workspace by putting some scrap paper down to protect your workspace.
Derivan Acrylic: White, Phthalo Blue, Scarlet Red Light, Lemon yellow, Australian Sap Green and Ultramarine Blue.
1 X 9 x 12 inch canvas
pallet or plastic plate
jar of water
A pair of sharp scissors
Print your A3 seascape stencil making sure it is the same size as your canvas. You don’t have to copy this stencil or draw it in any way; do not copy this image to your canvas, we are using it as a cut-away stencil.
Start by cutting out the sky (Section 1), this will be the top line across the page. Mix a large amount of White and a small amount of Phthalo Blue until you are happy with the colour, remember this will be your sky. Carefully hold the stencil to the base of the canvas and start painting in the sky.
Next, get your stencil and cut away the distant hill (Section 2). For this section use a combination of Australian Sap Green and White. Experiment with your mixing until you have a colour you are happy with, remember to make sure that this colour is not too dark as this is a distant hill and should be a light colour.
Your next step is to cut away the distant water (Section 3) portion from your stencil. This part of the water is created using Ultramarine Blue and White. Keep this part of the water quite dark. Now hold the stencil to the bottom of the canvas again and paint from the stencil edge to the paint edge above.
Cutaway the front hill shape (Section 4) and fill in with Australian Sap Green.
Keep cutting you now want to paint the large water shape (Section 5) and fill in with a mixture of Ultramarine Blue and White.
The final two sections are slightly easier as they are pure colour straight from the tube. Cut away the sand (Section 6) that is next to the waters edge. Fill in this shape with a mixture of Titanium white, a small amount of Scarlet red light and small amount of Lemon yellow.
Fill in the remaining shape (Section 7) with Lemon straight from the tube.
With a little extra titanium white from the tube blend in the yellow and pinks together on the canvas.
Finally, add little amounts of straight white on your brush, dab the waves in around the shore line.
See what you've made!! something perfect for your home or a gift.