Learn how to paint mountains with acrylics by watching this free step by step acrylic painting series by artist Duong Tieng. Visit the artist’s youtube channel here.
Paint Mountains with Acrylics Lesson 1
The colors used for this lesson are: White, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Black, Cerulean Blue and Violet. To begin, the artist sketches the basic shape of the mountain onto the canvas using a dark brown color mixture. Next using a mixture of White, Cerulean Blue and Violet he paints the base layers at the bottom of the mountain. For the body of the mountain he is using a mixture of Black with Burnt Umber. Then he uses Black to paint in the darks in the body of the mountain. He then uses a palette knife to paint in the lighter values on the mountain. To paint in these lights, he uses White, Yellow Ochre and a touch of Black. For the lightest lights, he uses only White. Then using White, Yellow Ochre and some Burnt Umber, he paints in the distant mountains. To paint in the lights on the furthest mountains, he uses White. He then paints in some clouds around the mountains using White.
I hope you enjoyed lesson 1 of this 4 part series on how to paint mountains with acrylics. Lesson 2 will be posted soon. Until then, practice painting along with lesson 1 and enjoy!