HOW TO PAINT A XMAS LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS – Painting Snow

HOW TO PAINT A XMAS LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS – Painting Snow


Hello my friends and welcome to another
Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and first of
all I want to wish you a Merry Christmas full of color, and a Happy New Year with
many new creations! And I want to let you know that I have decided to take a little holiday and that therefore this coming Tuesday 31st. of December there will not be a new tutorial, I’m sorry I just realized that this is going to be
my first Holiday eh… Tuesday without without a tutorial in the seven years of the
channel [laughter] can you believe that? but don’t worry if you were wishing to draw or paint on that day, please enter the channel Fine Art-Tips
where you can select among about 500 tutorials on many subjects, that are
already online. And for today let’s do a new Christmas landscape in acrylics. I hope you enjoy it. I will be using watercolor paper and the
first thing I’ll do is to seal it with gesso, this so that it doesn’t absorb too much the water and the paint. You can work on the paper directly, but this makes your life easier. You can give it two or three
layers of gesso and smooth it out and as far as the paint I will be using this
set of 24 acrylic colors by Arteza. This is the brand that I have been using
lately and I chose them because there are high quality, but they are very
accessible. Of course, I will not be using all these colors for this painting. For the sky, I will begin with a mixture of phthalo blue, ultra marine blue and a touch of titanium of white and I tone the whole paper with blue, just because I don’t like to have it all white from the beginning. I feel I cannot cage the
colors very well, if that’s the case. Then we paint a zone of luminosity in the
area where the Sun is… using lemon yellow and titanium white and we blend this into
a blue to the other side darker and darker. A very important tip as the acrylic dries so fast: if you want to blend different colors, like I’m doing,
then I use two different tricks or trade secrets [laughter]. One is that I am using a slow
drying medium but even this is not enough so the other things I did is that I sprayed, with a spray bottle, the back of the paper to dampen it and I placed it on a damp sponge, I laid the paper down on a damp flat sponge or you can use a damp rag, so that during your painting it stays pretty wet or pretty
damp. If you do that it allows you much more
time to blend. I paint a hill with green trees and then actually I’m taking off
some of the paint with a brush and water because we will have some closer by
trees here. Very good! Now the yellowish light is reflecting on
the snow, so let’s do that! It will be more intense close by the Sun and then it will be less intense. Closer to us there will be a slope so it is yellow
again. And let’s do some blue shadows. Now let’s paint the trunks of the nearby
trees they will be brown and I will later add some shining light on the side. We will have a group of trees on the right and then, another one over here. The complete list of materials that I am using for this painting is in the
description below the video. Let’s do also some thin branches. Excellent! Now the cast shadows of the trees. We do this of a grayish blue. Keep in mind the direction of the shadows following the position of the Sun to the
trees. Good! and now let’s give them some light the light shining on the edge, of
course it will be lighter on the side of the Sun but we can also have a shine on the other side, less intense, less bright. Very good! ¡excelente! It’s ready! If you enjoyed it please give it a LIKE! subscribe to Fine Art-Tips if you
haven’t done so already, have a very creative and Happy Christmas, and I will
see you on the first Tuesday of the New Year! Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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