8 Paint in color
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How to Paint In Full Color
. Oil or Acrylic.
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List of colors needed are on the video.
If you first paint a few pictures in monocolor you will quickly learn how to paint in full color.
This exercise is suitable for oils or acrylic.
You must realize the tone is important and as well as selecting the correct color we must select the correct tone of that color.
The general rule is, pale tones in the background and dark tones in the fourground
This is a simple exercise using only the few common colors.
White, Blue, Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Warm Yellow, Raw Sienna.
Keep your sky pale (white) at the bottom.
Have a lot of sky. Keep your mountains pale.
Keep your mountains low on the horizon.
Do not drop your mountains down at the edge of the painting.
Leave a misty section below the mountains; let us see the brush strokes in the mist.
Keep your grass pale in the background and dark in the foreground.
Keep your grass small in the background and big in the foreground.
Block the house in with the windows level with the horizon line.
Paint your house little then enlarge it into the correct space.
Do not detail the house, keep it simple.
Do not place the tree too near the edge or too near the middle of the painting.
If your sky is not good, then paint foliage over it.
Do not paint foliage over a good sky, leave it out and paint it next time.
The tree can be without leaves.
Wipe your brush clean before finishing the dark grass in the foreground.