Saturday, 31 August 2013

Lesson No. 3 - How to paint that Golden Glow

The trees on the hill have the light filtering through them, giving the trees a very orange colour.  I used the Burnt Sienna for this with a touch of Cobalt to darken them up.  Lower down on the horizon, I added some yellow to the foliage to create a greenish hue.  Use a fine brush with liquin to paint in the trunks and branches of the trees, making them just stand out against the soft background.

With my light orange mix I lightly painted in the rays of light across the rocks for a guide to painting them in later.


  1. What a great idea!!! I never would have thought to paint in the rays of light to get the right lighting in those areas. You are a genius!

    Thank you for sharing your skill and expertise. I am deeply grateful.

  2. Thank you Beth for your kind comments, especially from one who is such an accomplished artist herself.