Tag Archives: River

How to paint boats – Video No.330

In this almost 19 minute video Samuel Earp paints boats in a river estuary giving detailed explanations about the process. The technique will work in oils and acrylics. Here is a link to his website. Hope you like my choice … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Mountain River – Video No.322

In this video Chuck Black shows us how to paint a river in the mountains. In about 11 minutes this acrylic speed painting video follows the process from start to finish. The painting grows to background music and without verbal … Continue reading

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River with Rocks and Trees – Acrylic Painting

After working on this painting for a long time it now looks almost finished. I´m planning to compile the various steps into a short video. You can view some of them in previous posts The painting is in acrylics on … Continue reading

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River with Rocks and Trees – Acrylic Step 3

I have been very busy recently with friends setting up online painting classes as Covid makes life more and more difficult for everyone. It is now time to continue my story which I started in a previous post showing you … Continue reading

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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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