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River with Rocks and Trees – Acrylic Step 2

In a previous post I showed you the sketch of this acrylic painting with water cascading over some rocks. After blocking in the essential darks with raw umber you can now see the rocks and trees. I will show you … Continue reading

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River with Rocks and Trees – Acrylic Step 1

As a regular visitor to Devon and Cornwall I get to see so many beautiful places. The river Plym has inspired me to this painting. Not having had enough time to paint on location I decided to work from photogrpahs. … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary

You may have been waiting for the finished painting after following the various steps in my earlier posts. Well, here it is. Putting the finishing touches to the painting I gave it more warmth by adding burnt sienna to the … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 8

Next the decaying boat and the riverbed in the foreground were to be worked on in more detail. I wanted to add grass and some bigger stones. I used a fine brush to lay in the grass with quick strokes … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 7

After finishing the boat house, the adjoining wall, and the boats in the middle distance I turned to the decaying boat and river bed in the foreground. I used raw umber to stipple down the pebbles with a well worn … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 6

After telling you about all those exciting activities I recently experienced it is time for part6 of my commission of a river estuary painting. After putting the finishing touches to the trees with many layers of different shades of green … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 5

Here is part 5 of my commission of a river estuary painting. Before I could work on the details of the trees I had to model the sky. A mix of cerulean and cobalt blue with white gave me the … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 4

This is part 4 of my commission to create a painting of a river estuary. In this step I put in the basic tree colours. Again it was not important to be exact. I used lemon yellow and cerulean blue … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 3

Here is part 3 of my commission to create a painting of a river estuary. In this step I wanted to apply an underpainting to decide where the lights and darks should go. I used raw umber to lay in … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 2

Following my recent post about having been commissioned to create a painting of a river estuary I can now tell you about part 2. After agreeing with my customer on the basic design, painting size, and materials I proceeded to … Continue reading

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