How to Paint a Mansion in Acrylics – Part 3

This is the final page of my 3 page report about my painting of a mansion. Download the complete PDF version here.

painting by Pat Harrison

highlights for the bushes

In order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional bushes graded shades of green and lemon yellow were dabbed on the bushes in front of the wall using my Artisty no.0 round brush. Having a fine tip it gave me maximum flexibility when applying the paint to small areas. Finally the white blooms of the paniculata hydrangeas were dabbed on using acrylic white and my worn no.3 round brush.

painting by Pat Harrison

autumn branches and grass

Similar procedures were applied painting the foreground tree branches and giving them an autumnal appeal. Lemon yellow and burnt sienna helped to achieve this. Afterwards it was time to paint the grass using a different shade of green for the shadow of a tree. I found that a single layer was not enough to represent the grass convincingly. Using the no.3 round brush I applied heavily diluted mixes of green and lemon yellow for the lighter areas after first glazing the area with a thin layer of raw sienna.

In order to achieve the best results I did this several times, often dabbing over the glazes with a damp paper towel. The last layer was pure lemon yellow tapped on with a no.14 flat brush.

The gravel path on the left was painted in layers of burnt sienna watered down at first and then using less water on a no.3 round brush. Finally white acrylic paint was tapped on with a no.14 flat brush covering the area in the sunshine and leaving the darker tones for the shadow area.

All the fine lines in the painting as well as the highlights on the wall and hedges were applied with my no.2/0 round brush. So here is the final result.
Download the PDF version here.

painting by Pat Harrison

painting of a stately home



About Pat Harrison

Painting and drawing have been my passion from early childhood. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with the Judges Award at a show I now have one of my paintings on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.
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9 Responses to How to Paint a Mansion in Acrylics – Part 3

  1. peter says:

    Hi, seen your mansion, great, where do you buy a pallette at the side of your painting from please.

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  4. philsmith492 says:

    A very appealing painting, nice one Pat

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