11 Paint Outback Ranges
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How to Paint Outback Ranges - with Len Hend - in oil or acrylic.
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Let us learn how to paint outback ranges, you can then make up your own arrangements with the few items in this painting exercise. (sky, mountains, grass, trees and a log)
While traveling through the North West region of Australia you get the feeling you are on a dried up sea bed. The repetitive mountains go on and on for hundreds of kilometers. The mountains are flat-top and are all the same height while the semi-desert floor is flat. (In my painting the horizon at ground level is slightly curved over – a bit much I think)
Well known in this area are the blue and purple tones we see in the mountains.
In this painting, my sky is mono-color (Indigo and White). You may wish to spend more time on the sky as I have rushed through and left some dark streaks near the middle.
The actual color of the sky in this part of Australia can be a very deep, clear Ceruleum Blue, fading to the horizon, clouds are rare.
When painting your sky, ensure you have a white area along the horizon.
Keep the horizons low on the painting as this will give you more sky and a greater feeling of wide open spaces.
Do not try and copy my painting exactly, use it as a reference.