Fluffy Texas Clouds

We’ll begin with the sky. When doing any piece with a landscape I “Paint Forward”. That means I do the sky first, then the most distant mountain, closer ones and so on. My color mixtures are laid out on the palette, #1. White + Pthalo Blue. #2. White + Cobalt Blue. #3. White + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) and #4. White + a little of Mix #3 + a touch of Cadmium Orange.

VIDEO with AUDIO.….Painting the sky!

Now the “Painting Forward” begins. The hills farthest away from us are made of several shades of White + Ultramarine Blue + MUD. The top of the mountain is dragged over the wet paint of the sky, softening the edge. This follows one of the simple rules that help to give the appearance of depth in a painting: Soft Edges Go Back, Hard Edges Come Forward.


The closest bluffs are blocked in with mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + MUD + White. Several combinations in varying proportions are made, giving a wide range of cool, muted greens.

We’ll work on the ancient live oaks and the structure in our next session. Hope you’ll come watch….I’ll have a video as I’m painting the cozy little cabin! With Colorful Smiles and Hugs, 

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