Painting a Realistic Landscape

In today’s acrylic painting lesson we paint a landscape depicting a reflective river running beside a forest full of leaves and foliage. This relaxing painting tutorial is completed for the most part in real time and will cover the step by step process of how to paint trees, reflections, leaves and of course how to make it all look realistic. You can find the colors I used for this palette listed below in the description.

For assistance with the drawing process or color mixing process you can find the traceable and reference photo here:

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Acrylic Paints:
Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue , Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Mars Black, Titanium White

1” flat headed brush,
1/2” flat headed brush (fairly rough)
1/3″ filbert brush
A fan brush
A small round pointed brush or liner brush

Other Materials:9X12 inch canvas, A small dish for water, Paper towel for excess paint

Remember, have fun and stay creative!


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