Alpine Meadows Acrylic Painting

With this painting, the smooth, cool blue sky contrasted with the textured wild flowers and fluffy white clouds create depth and a feeling of being on top of the world.

mixing a gradient with acrylic paint.
Paint a stripe of pthalo blue at the top of the canvas. Add white the closer you get to the middle and then mix in more blue and then a little yellow to make teal.I gradient mixed with acrylic paint for a sky.

Here is the finished gradient from dark to light in the middle and then back to dark.

how to paint a cloud with acrylic paint
Then create a small cloud near the top by painting a white horizontal line and stippling white dots into a bubbly cloud form.
painting a horizontal line with acrylic paint.
Here it is step-by-step, first the irregular horizontal line brushstrokes and begin stippling dotted brush strokes upwards on the cloud.

 

The middle of the cloud should be tallest so stipple most brushstrokes in the middle.
The middle of the cloud should be tallest so stipple most brushstrokes in the middle. If you use your fingertips you can get a good effect.
painting a mountain in acrylic.
Using blue and yellow, with a little bit of red to make it darker, Paint a wavery line for the mountains’ edge from left to right, peaking in the middle right hand side of the canvas.
Fill it in with the pthalo blue and yellow mixture of acrylic paint.
Fill it in to the bottom with the pthalo blue and yellow mixture of acrylic paint.
Stipple a tree trunk crookedly straight line with a blend of black, red, blue. blue.
Stipple a tree trunk in a crookedly straight line with a blend of black, red, and blue. It should be most narrow at the top and widest at the bottom.
Some short, curved lines - like the bristles of a mascara wand- become the branches of a tree.
Some short, curved lines – like the bristles of a mascara wand, become the branches of a tree. Add downward strokes for small branches. Alpine trees are short even when full grown.
Stipple green on the branches to create foliage.
Stipple green on the branches to create foliage and needles.
Fill out the spaces on a tree.
Fill out the spaces on the tree with green dots. Add more white and yellow to the little bit of blue to get a light green.
Stipple red and yellow dots and let it blend with green.
Stipple red and yellow dots and let it blend with the green for variety. These are the Indian paintbrushes, arnica and lupines of the alpine meadow. Mix red, blue and white for purple flowers, red and white for pink flowers. Pick your favorite colors!
Keep going adding more green and even some white Until the whole alpine meadow is covered in flowers.
Keep going adding more green and even some white until the whole alpine meadow is covered in flowers.

Author: Katana

Katana Leigh is a professional international artist with her paintings at home in Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, Australia, and more. Find her on Artist Katana Shop, Google! and Instagram

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