How to Easily Paint Foothills, Oil

How to Easily Paint Foothills, Oil


Painting with Yovette, How to Paint Foothills, Oil Well good evening, I’m Yovette at My
Magic Brushes and I welcome you back to my little studio.
Tonight we’re going to be doing little distant foothills, they add a lot to a
painting, and they’re really fun to do, and easy once you master them so let’s
go ahead and get started. Okay, as you can see I already have a
little mountain going here of this background I wanted to have something on
the canvas for you to watch, and basically these are the colors that
we’re going to be using. It’s just white, midnight black, prussian blue, dark Sienna,
alizarin crimson, and sap green. And brushes, very simple. I’m just going to
use the one-inch brush, one for painting, and one for blending, and my knife for
mixing. And that’s all all the tools were going to use. Now to start basically the
colors I’m, all I’m doing is mixing what is actually the mountain background
color. So I’m taking a little black, a little blue, little brown, a little
alizarin, and the only thing extra I’ve got in here is a little bit of sap green
because this is this is little distant hills, little foothills, and so I want
just a touch of green in there. And we’re just going to go ahead and mix that, it
doesn’t have to be mixed real well. I think we’re going to need more than that,
let me grab more than that, just a little bit of each color. Yeah, that’s better. Okay, and the with that pile I’m setting
this on the side here, and then I want to take a little white, I want to see what
color this actually is, and yes, that’s sort of a grayish greenish color, and
that’s just what I want. Okay, so take part of this pile, put it over here, and
add some white and because this is way in the distance we want it lighter. Okay?
I don’t know maybe even lighter than that. Yeah that’s better. Okay. Now take
one of the one-inch brushes, whichever one you want, go ahead and just tap into
this paint here. When you do this you kind of come down and then push back.
I don’t know if you can see that little roll of paint? See, bring forward and push
back. What that does is that just puts a little roll of paint on the edge, and I’m
going to have probably other background stuff here so I’m not too worried about
going way back. But when you do this now, you just start tapping. I want this to fade out. I want this to
fade into almost nothing. Okay set that brush down, and with your other brush,
just start tapping on the bottom, and what this is going to do is mist, it’s
going to make a mist, misty look. Good, I like that!
Okay now grab your brush again, oh let’s first mix a little more. Now
this time, this is my first hill, the next hill I want to be a little bit closer,
and so I’m going to add a little bit of dark, and actually I want to add some
green to that too because that’s getting closer, maybe even a little blue. Okay? Set
the knife down and again with the same brush, you’re going to tap tap tap, pull,
and then back slide. Pull, back slide. And let’s come over on this side. See now
because this is a little bit closer, it’s just a slight bit darker. Okay, set that
down, grab your blending brush and I’m going to tap that out just a little bit,
lose some of that paint, tap tap tap, okay just on a paper towel. Again let’s start
here. Foothills are so interesting, I think
they just add so much to a painting! Okay. Now because these are just a little bit
closer, what I, oops, sorry, has stuck my finger in the paint. Okay with this same
brush that you did, we did the tapping with, now what I want you to do is just
lightly, just come up, and all this is doing us making little treetops. This is
way far away, and notice I’m only lifting about that much, I mean just such a
slight little amount. Can you see how that’s beginning to look like little
treetops? Some you can make a little bit taller, just for the sake of variety. Okay
and this one I just don’t want to do one more because I like this. So again add
some dark, maybe some more green, mix, maybe a little touch of blue and black,
might as well use it all. Okay now this last foothill is going to
be even closer yet. So with your brush again tap, pull, and push. So I wish, I
don’t know if you can see this or not, I hope so.
Pull and push, and that just loads the tips of the bristles. Now I want to have
one more hill coming down right through here. Oh this one’s new nice and dark,
oh, cool very cool! Oh yes, I like that. I think what I’m
going to do is have this water maybe just going around back into here. I,
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this painting yet. I’m just getting
started with it. So anyway, okay, now you’d go back to your
other, your blending brush, just wipe off the tips, so you don’t get any globs.
Let’s do the lifting first. Now this one you can lift just a little bit higher,
because it’s closer to you. And also, oh dear, got some brush in
there, just lift it out, there we go. It’s stubborn. Okay and let’s see, I want to
also go back to the first brush and bring that down into the water, to be
reflections in here. Sweep across. I can see because this is not level it’s
going uphill, so what, an easy correction for that, again I’m just going to go in
and I’ll just make a little Foothill in front of the one that’s already there,
by leveling out my land a little bit more. Maybe this one will not come quite
so far. Yeah, that’s better. Okay back to your first brush, lift lift
lift lift, and tap off the bottom. Oh yeah that’s much better.
Otherwise it would have been it would have been looking really weird. So, anyway
that’s it. Foothills add a lot. So anyway that gives
you an idea how to create the distance and just keep moving forward little by
little. Well I want to thank you for joining me tonight, and I just want to
tell you also that I really appreciate all the comments and and little notes
that I’ve been getting, and I’ve really enjoyed corresponding back-and-forth
with you, a lot of you viewers, so thank you for watching my channel, and have a
great day. Bye bye you

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