Sunlit South Myrtle Barn Under Cloudy Skies

In this tutorial, Vinita Pappas will guide you through each stage of a landscape painting from a photo: starting with the sky and transitioning to the background and foreground. You'll learn the best techniques for blending colors, creating depth and dimension, and adding vibrant details to the painting. With a reference photo, Vinita creates the perfect balance of colors and shapes to make the painting look natural and visually appealing. You'll also learn the importance of letting each stage of the painting dry completely, and how to use a neutral color palette to make your painting stand out.
Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint clouds in perspective. How to use color temperature to suggest distance. How to paint a close-up tree. How to paint a barn. How to create texture with a dry brush. How to cast shadows. What to do when a painting looks “off." How to pick up paint to lighten values. How to paint your signature.   Reference Photo   Initial Sketch    Final Painting         What does yours look like? Send it to us via a message on our Facebook page so we can admire your work and if we have your permission, we can also share it on the page and our website:

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Vinita Pappas
Vinita Pappas


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