Episode 24

Oh my, I think it’s past time for an Art Lab post, don’t you? Today I want to show you a beautiful piece of art and some art I made inspired by it. Here’s the prompt:

Art Prompt:

Blue Ridge Mountains Watercolor Print / Nature от RainStain:

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Ohhhh isn’t it gorgeous? I love it! And in case you don’t have mountains near you to look off of (you poor things XD ), I’ll give you a picture that I took of the real thing. (If you’re curious, it’s from this post.)

Photo Prompt:

sunset 3 (1280x960)
I love this. ♥
 Now are you ready to break out the watercolors? Here’s how I made my mountainscape…

Step 1:

mountain 1 (1280x853)

(The proper way would probably be to start with the background, but I started with the mountains because I didn’t know quite how far back they would go. 🙂 )

Use a really deep blue for the foreground mountains. Paint an irregular, medium-wet line of dark watercolor and draw it downwards, lightening it with more water as you go. (Okay that sounded really complicated, but basically just play around with it until you get dark at the top and light at the bottom. XD )

Step 2:

mountain 2 (1280x853)

Use a different, lighter blue for the mountain ridge behind it, and do the same thing. Keep going until the mountains fade away to barely visible. I also decided to add a few more ridges in the foreground, like so:

mountain 3 (1280x853)

Step 3:

mountain 4 (1280x853)

Next you can work on the hills. Use a few different greens, and gradient your color from dark at the top to light at the bottom like you did with the mountains. Looking great!

Step 4:

mountain 5 (1280x853)

Now for the sky. Again, start with a dark blue at the top and fade it downwards (are you starting to see a theme here? XD ). I dabbed off some of the paint with a paper towel to make puffy clouds.

And you’re done! So pretty! 🙂

mountain 7 (800x800)

I also made an ATC kind of like my painting but without the hills.

mountain 8 (1280x853)

So, do you like this idea? Which was your favorite, the main painting or the ATC? Do you have mountains where you live?

If you made a piece of art inspired by this post, we’d love to see it! Click here to see how to enter your artwork into our Art Lab gallery.

Thanks for reading, my friends!

***Allison***

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13 thoughts on “Episode 24

  1. Hi Allison!
    Wow you amaze me with your wonderful beautiful and extravagant paintings! Keep up the GREAT! work😛

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