Buy This Tutorial Here - One of my favourite things to do is go canoeing first thing in the morning. The lake is quiet and the loons and other wildlife are out looking for breakfast, creating optimal photographing opportunities. This painting was inspired by a trip to Grundy Lake Provincial Park where I saw this scene while canoeing the early morning lake and was instantly taken in by its beauty. Strong temperature and value contrast in the scene caught my eye, I knew then that I would end up painting the scene.
In this tutorial we will learn to use our acrylic paints and simple tricks to create soft blends and gradations with nothing more than a brush and sponge. We will learn how to use warm and cool contrast, dark and light contrast and value changes to create depth, focal point and interest in our painting. I will also give a quick demo of how I identified and utilized natural elements in the photographic reference to create a stronger composition using Photoshop. Photoshop is not required, it is only used to illustrate how to identify natural elements in your reference photos.
Run Time: 10Hr 43 Min
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Board Size: 12 x 28 Inches
Lesson Aids: Line Drawing, Colour Template, Materials List, Reference Photo.