Learning to Paint a Watercolor Landscape
Rad Educators is a 1-year program intended to help beginner artists learn step-by-step techniques from professional artists across different mediums. This is in no way sponsored or promoted by any particular Art Brand.
Ambbali Bhattacharya Dutta is a Rad Educator for watercolor landscape
To begin with the sky we have to apply the yellow ochre on the sky and generous blue on the sky that is far from the sun.
Now we need to apply the second layer on the sky and near the building area, we have to add a hint of ultra blue to add some perspective.
At this stage, we have to add a layer of alfresco grey on the road with dry brush techniques.
Here we need to add a mix of ultramarine blue and crimson lake to paint the far away building.
Moving towards the trees. we have to add a sap green and Prussian blue mix. I added some random undefined strokes for the trees.
At this step, I added the nearest building. I wanted the impression of the large unconstructed building without any minute details.
I also added the first application of colors to the cars.
At this stage, I am.concentratimg a bit on the details. We have to add electric poles and some minute but random details to the shops. Also added a few human figures.
we are at the final stage. I have added more details on the street. Painted the hoarding with some bright vermilion hues and gamboge yellow. It instantly adds life to the painting. . I painted the far walkway poles with purple to add depth and perspective.
We are done. I added a few touches of whites. Also added the fence with the white pigment. In the final pic, I have added a few small birds in the sky ...
And that's how the scene looks.
A sunset view on a regular city street. How everyday ordinary things look surreal with the golden light of the sinking sun.
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