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Easy Spray Painting: Creating Breathtaking Landscapes

Kseniya Petrova

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8 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. 1. INTRODUCTION

      1:28
    • 2. 2. TOOLS AND MATERIALS

      3:14
    • 3. 3. BASIC ART THEORY

      6:25
    • 4. 4. COMPOSE YOUR DREAMSCAPE

      1:29
    • 5. 5. CREATE YOUR UNDERPAINTING

      3:36
    • 6. 6. SPRAY PAINTING

      2:33
    • 7. 7. ADD FINISHING TOUCHES

      14:33
    • 8. 8. CONCLUSION

      0:49

About This Class

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In this class you will learn how to create amazing soft dreamy landscapes. 

This simple spray painting technique I am about to share with you, does not require any special painting skills, yet produces breathtaking results.

You will learn what materials you would need to create such a spray painting, how to compose it correctly and how to achieve a finished look.

It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned professional and want to enrich your artistic vocabulary with a sprinkle of something new. Or if you have never held a paintbrush in your life, but want to create your first beautiful piece of art. You are about to learn a powerful technique that will allow you to produce incredible soft fairy-tail-like landscapes.

Let's get started!

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1. 1. INTRODUCTION: Hi there. My name is Sonya and I am an artist. I left beating since I was a little child. And I've always been interested in exploring different techniques. Medium stands, so know which calls E. Because what I'm about to share with you is going to completely change the way you look at spray painting. What I'm about to share with you in this class is a technique so unique and so innovative at the same time. So simple that you're going to feel like you got some amazing artistic superpowers going in our class. We're going to create a stunning, dreamlike fear. Retail like landscape using Mitchell materials, acrylics, prepare, insist upon his brushes. So this class is for everyone. Doesn't matter if you're a seasoned professional or you're just starting. Um, the technique I'm going to share with you is going to help you open up your imagination and turn it into a stunning piece of art. So full multi torrey als and create your own dreamscape, the one that he can share with the world in the project section off our class. I can't tell you how excited I am to have you do in my class and create with me. So let's get don't it 2. 2. TOOLS AND MATERIALS: welcome to our class because you're spray painting, creating breast taken landscapes. I'm so happy you've signed up and they hope you're going to have lots of fun creating your own masterpiece. Let's review our supply list. First of all, we will need canvas just the size you're comfortable working with. It might be a nine by nine or 40 by 50. See what supplies you have available and how adventurous you are. Next item. Acrylic paints. We'll need some sponges. This will be our primary tool of application. We're going to use them, toe black critics to the surface and make them all wishy washy and dreamy, Dreamy. We might need some brushes for finishing touches water to Kipper hours, sponges and brushes clean and today load acrylics. We'll need flat white spray paint. I got mine at Michael's, but if you find out that your locals craft store doesn't sell it, go ahead and purchase it online. We'll need the painter's mask to keep ourselves safe from harmful toxins. A tarp was a good idea, which is don't want to spray all over our apartment floors or the grass in the backyard. Work in the well ventilated area make sure there is plenty of fresh air. Also, if you work outside, choose a day that's not too windy just so that the wind doesn't bring over small debris and landed on top of your unfinished painting. We'll need some natural materials. You may collect them on your nature walks or your hikes in the mountains. And this may be branches falling off the trees. Interesting grasses. Plans maybe well, flowers, pine cones, seashells, grave, ill. But if you live in the area when nature, as far you can also get creative with your supplies and get them from a craft store or a dollar store, they sell lots of fig plants, flowers, fines, maybe birds and butterflies. See what he wants to paint. So let's review our supply list once again. What we will need is canvas, acrylics, sponges, brushes, water. What spray paint painters, facemask tarp or a plastic cover, well ventilated area and natural materials. I am going to have the flu to attachments of our class so that you can refer to it later. CIA Next portion of the class 3. 3. BASIC ART THEORY: now that we have everything we need for our project. Let's talk a little bit about our theory. I'd like to touch on the points of composition, focal point, balance and grounds. First of all, composition, composition of the placement or arrangement off visual elements in relation to one another . This elements or ingredients off art are four line shape, space, texture and value. It will help you greatly to think through your composition before putting any pains to the surface. This will make it work a lot easier and a lot more enjoyable. It would be very difficult to change placement of your elements later, so I encourage you to play with your elements. Arrange and rearrange them until you find a usually pleasing composition. Focal point focal points is the center off interest the location of the focal point. If important for balance in the composition of your artwork, your composition should have a strong center off interest, just like here. Focal point. If the element to which all other elements will direct the viewer, you may have secondary elements, but attempt to have just one center of interest used. The other features in your painting such a sky trees and flowers the lead, and keep that you were coming back to the focal point. Doing this will also create a sense of the half and space in your painting. What is balanced Bella's is the placement off elements off art in relation to each other. Technically, there are two kinds of balance in the composition. A symmetrical balance also referred to as formal balance and asymmetrical balance, also called informal balance. And if you don't use either in your painting, then you're painting will be unbalanced and visually last. Hazing in a symmetrical composition. Visual way displaced evenly. See magical Bella's produces PNC's that the rest fool and calming when balanced, a composition that bears more stable and usually pleasing asymmetrical composition is characterized by arranging related or unrelated objects of different visual waits. Counter balancing one another Asymmetrical balance gives a dynamic suggestion. Off movement brings informality and even creates a sense off imbalance and tension. See how the big black circle is balancing the smaller red one and this is unbalanced. Let's not do that. So while both symmetrical balance and asymmetrical balanced are correct, they over different advantages, and as you see they serve different purposes. Let's talk about grounds. Great landscape usually shows three ground, the foreground, middle ground and background. In the foreground, objects are usually larger, and they're more detailed. These are the objects that are in the front most part off the picture. The middle ground is usually the biggest area of your painting, opted strange in size that they go back in space from big to small. Is it the objects that are in the middle most part of the picture? In the background, objects become smaller. The closer to the horizon line there are. They're also dollar and color. Let's take a look at some examples. Here is Wheat Field with a Lark by Vincent Van Gogh. I encourage you to look at this painting and think about this five questions. What is the focal point of this work? Is this a symmetrical or an asymmetrical composition? Is this composition balanced or unbalanced? What do you see in the foreground? Middle ground and background? And finally, what feelings does this painting convey? There is another example. Starry night. I'd like it to think about the frame five questions, and as you go through them, they will prepare you for your own masterpiece. There will get you to think about what composition to use, what focal point you're going to have in your painting. How are you going to balance it and what will you show in the foreground? Middle ground and background off your landscape? That's it. On our theory, I'll see in the next section of our class. 4. 4. COMPOSE YOUR DREAMSCAPE: Welcome back. Here's our canvas and now it's a good time to work on our composition. Let's apply. Older CEO Well learned I got here. Some very told grasses I've collected in my backyard. They're wonderful for my middle ground. I'm moving them around to balance the painting out I'm going to use in the asymmetrical composition. I got some, Kate tells here. I got them at the dollar store to wear a dollar a bunch. I broke them into one by one pieces, and I'm going to use them as my foreground. They will work just fine. And of course I will need a focal point for my painting. I was thinking about using a small, fake bird, but I couldn't find one. So I got creative and I made one out of play doh. You can do that too. It's that simple. Just take a piss off play doh and shape. It does a birth. Give it the beak and wings, maybe a tail and you're done. You can use it in your painting. Here we go. My composition is balanced out and they have foreground background and middle ground. Now we're ready to proceed to under painting this competition creates what colors that will use in my under painting. So I'll see you there in the next portion of our class. We will work on it. 5. 5. CREATE YOUR UNDERPAINTING: Welcome back way ready to create are under painting. I'm using three colors in life that green, orange and yellow. I'm using a spatula to get the paint on top of the surface as spread admittedly and then I'm going to use a cleans bunch. I went into the water, squeeze extra moisture out and start working in circular motions to create texture, color of the ages As you go, it's time to head orange to my middle ground. I'm using the spatula to get the paint where I come top of the chemise and I'm going to use cleans. Punch what it nicely extra moisture out and continue working in a circular motion sprayed in orange all over my middle ground. - Let's planned orange and green together. I'm dragging a little bit of orange into the green and mixing it up nicely. Continue working in circular motions, - and now we'll blend yellow and orange together. I'm Ed and yellow highlights. Don't forget the edges. Use your fingers to blend the paint into the growth where it's not enough. Here we go live under painting. If finished, I'm going to see in the next portion of our class. We will start preparing with spray paint 6. 6. SPRAY PAINTING: We're getting ready to spray paint. So remember to set up in a well ventilated area, preferably outside I am doing in my backyard. My tarp was on the ground. I'm wearing my cancer's mask. Please don't forget to do that. Be safe once you all set up. Third, arranging your dreamscape on top of the under painting. But I'm getting some filler grasses to create more texture and depth on my painting. I'm getting ready to spray paint. Read the instructions on the candles. Spray paint. In general, you have to shake it well for about two minutes before you start and try somewhere away from the painting to make sure it works. Fine. Then hold it about 6 to 8 inches away from the surface and spraying even fluids. Jokes. Let's drive for about a minute between coats. Unfinished spray painting. It will take about 10 minutes for the paint to dry. Don't rush. Wait it out and only then make sure the paint is dry and carefully remove your natural materials off painting. So here it is. It already looks pretty, but wait until we had some finishing touches. They will really make the painting pop. I'll see in the next portion of the class 7. 7. ADD FINISHING TOUCHES: way we're about to start. I'm going to use a small piece of it of punch. I have my water and my pains. Right now I'm putting white paint on this punch, and I'm going to put a white wash over all four sides of the painting to create a consistent look. As you see, my canvas is a gallery rep canvas, and I want all the ages to look nice and consistent. Please don't forget to color. Also headed Chico. We are ready to color. I'm using a wet sponge. Drain excess moisture and I'm going to use some yellow paint right now for my sky. I'm creating some highlights to make the sky pop. - As you notice. I have yellow paint on one side of the punch, and I don't have any paint on the other side of this bunch. It's just wet, so I put the paint on the surface and then slipped a sponge to make a wash out of that paint. I want the general mood off the painting to be so dreamy, dreamy and wash washing. So that's why I'm creating this washes and I went excess paint off with the paper towel. I cut another piece off this punch I needed for another color. I am mixing dark green and brown together. This is going to be the color of my grass dept. Up that on wash, wash, wash. Make it all see through but at from color to it. But I am going to use this punch to define some of the plants I want. This kept tales to stand out, but more so. I'm making down the darker I'm taken another piece off punch. I'm going to use it for my orange color, but but But now it's time to work on the bird. I'm using a mixture of dark green, brown and wide to create the body of the bird and of using soft strokes off this plunge to make a shape to paint the bird's beak. I'm going to use a small brush but wipe off excess paint with a paper towel. I'm going to use a brush to add a little bit more definition to the body of the bird, - but my color shading is almost done. So now I'm going to use ah side off the sponge to create indications off other plants and grasses in the field. I'm used in the street edge and then wiping it off with the website of the punch so that the shapes are not too rigid. - But now I'm using a little bit more yellow paint to create more yellow highlights in the field - lets you work dry and you the salt brush to remove any particles off sponges that might have been left on your painting. Don't forget to sign it. And you again this painting is finished. I hope you have fun and I hope to see your work very soon. Have fun dreams keeping. 8. 8. CONCLUSION: So here we are. Thank you for going with me on this adventure. And thank you for taking this class easiest prey painting, creating breast taking landscapes. I hope you've learned something. You And they also hope you had tremendous fun creating your own dreamscape. I know I'm looking forward to seeing your projects in the project section of this class. Well, so if you have a question, please let me know, and I will try to help. If you found his class fund and exciting, please leave a review so that this class could be seen by more people who are interested in the same things you are. I know I've enjoyed myself and I'm looking forward to teaching more unskilled share, so hopefully until next time.