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Lesson No. 2 - Learn How to Keep Those Distant Mountains Out-of-Focus
OK, oil paint colours. I decided to use Tasman Blue for the sky and Cadmium Lemon, Tasman Blue and Carmine for the mountains. When painting the mountains, keep the most distant ones soft, out-of-focus and muted in colour. As you proceed forward, gradually increase the colour and sharpness. I think the light in this painting is it's focal point, so the oranges were painted in softly using a mixture of Lemon and Carmine. Keep the darks fairly dark and the lights equally light keeping them very soft at this stage i.e. no hard edges.