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Lakes with Goauche | 4 Days Journey

teacher avatar Shanan Subhan, Fine Artist | Art Educator

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Intro - Lakes with Gouache


    • 2.



    • 3.

      Project 1 - Composition


    • 4.

      Project 1 - Boats and Lake


    • 5.

      Project 2 - Composition


    • 6.

      Project 2 - Mountains and Dried Lake


    • 7.

      Project 3 - Composition


    • 8.

      Project 3 - Lakes and Reflections


    • 9.

      Project 4 - Mountains & Lakes


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About This Class

Hello and Welcome to my class on painting Lakes with Gouache.

Here I will teach you to paint 4 beautiful Lake paintings with various backgrounds.

The class projects will be painted using reference images and I will help you break down the elements into simpler and easy steps. Each and every step will be explained neatly as we paint.

Come join me on this journey and let's paint these beautiful Lakes together. 

The materials used are:

paper Boahong 300gsm 100% cotton

Gouache paints - Artphilosophyco Brustro Gouache 

Brushes - Betty hayway size 12 round 

Craftamo size 7 round 

Princeton size 2 round 

Brushtro Fineliner size 3/10 fine liner 

Additional supplies - Masking tape, 2 jars of water, tissues or old rag or napkins, 

clipboard or any hard surface. Blow dryer

Note I will be sharing the projects on a daily basis so it's easier for you guys to paint at your own pace and make time for painting in your busy schedules. 

Looking forward to your class projects. 



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Shanan Subhan

Fine Artist | Art Educator


Hello, I'm Shanan Subhan, an Artist currently residing in Bangalore. I am a software engineer turned Artist.

Nature/landscapes are among my favorite subjects to paint. I thank nature and great photographs for inspiring and challenging me.

I started coloring at an early age, even before school taught me to read and write. Unaware of art and the theory of colors, I loved scribbling on papers, books, and walls! All I felt was colorful walls are merrier than monotonous ones.

Although I loved painting and coloring, because of studies and the competitiveness of day-to-day life, I somehow got disconnected from art a few years ago, but I always felt that emptiness in life. Back in the end of 2017, I felt the need to fill this gap so I gifted myself a basic... See full profile

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1. Intro - Lakes with Gouache : Hello and welcome to my class on painting legs with gosh. I am challenge upon an artist and art educator based in Bangalore, India. In this class, we will learn to paint for beautiful lake paintings. Eaten every step in the painting is simplified into easy and actionable steps. I will be using reference image, so it will help you break down the composition and approach it in a simpler way. It will be painting one painting at a time. So you can make time for all the paintings in your busy schedule. Without any further delay. Let's get started. 2. Materials: Before we start the class, let us go through all the art supplies that we are going to need for the class. Let us start with the papers. I'm using this Mohonk 300 GSM, a 100% cotton paper. This is a watercolor paper. I'll be using some watercolor techniques in the wash painting. Mainly wet on wet paper has cold press texture. Texture to the paper. You can even go with hot press or rough paper. But with rough paper, it will be slightly difficult to slide your brush. Next, we will talk about colors. I'll be using colors from various brands like Art Philosophy, Bruce drew. I also have familiar for black. I'll mention all the color names as and when we paint. And also in the beginning of each chapter, we'll talk about brushes. I have this whole set for gouache. It will mostly be using this. This isn't bad. I guess I'm pronouncing it right. Size nine, round brush. After more. Size seven. Princeton heritage size two, round brush. And Bruce draw fine liner brush. You can use any fine liner. We will be using it to paint the minute details. Next, I'll be using this plate as my palette for mixing the colors o'clock napkin or tissue paper to wipe off the extra water of the brushes after cleaning. You can also have a water spray bottle just in case you need to rewrite the colors. Gouache paints tend to dry up very fast while painting. It is very useful to have a spray bottle ready. Next, we would need masking tape to tape down the paper on any hard selfies. We will take two jars of clean water. One is to go the clean water for the washes are the one to clean the brushes. So you clean the brush. It clean water from the other judge. That way you will have clean and neat washes in the painting. Next, we will need an old guard. Those scraped the paints for row achieving the textures. It is okay if you do not have this, it is an optional thing. Then we would need to upload riot to dry the wet layers in the painting. A pencil for sketching. Yeah, that is pretty much it. We will now move on to the next chapters. 3. Project 1 - Composition: This is that a French image of the painting. In the reference image, you need to first find the horizon line. That will make it easier to divide the composition and understand the subject in a simpler way. Above the horizon line, we have Skype, distant misty layer, and the mid ground trees. Below the horizon line is the lake shore and the rocks, boards, etc. There are some boards anchored to this wouldn't be a need not paint the exact same thing as that of the reference. You can add or subtract the elements. As for your convenience, I have changed the color of the shore, painted only three boats, and added some clouds in the sky. We will loop in dengue it layer by layer using some basic techniques. Up until sketch composition of the painting. It also helps to understand the lighter and darker values in the paintings. I hope you are clear with the sketch. Now let us practice the board. Sure. 4. Project 1 - Boats and Lake : Welcome to the first painting project of this class. Let's start down the paper on a hard surface. Here, I'm using a half-inch masking tape, and I'm only taping it down on two sides. Now we will begin with the sketching. Let's mark the composition center in the reference image so that it is easier to simplify when divided into two parts. The upper half, we have the horizon line, leaving some space. I'm going to draw this horizon line about this is the sky and the trees. Below this line, we will have the water and the ground. Next in the foreground, we have these rocks. So let us roughly draw the outlines. Then little ahead of these rocks we have this water line. Water touches the line. We will roughly mark this one, our reference. Then we will draw this urban VR or dog. I'm going to note down the angle and replicate the same. It is somewhere around 4045 degrees. This dark area, we will draw some boats. These are some basic or more chips. You can even draw some simple board shapes. Then some vertical lines depicting the offense. Lastly, we have some tiny rocks on the signed. The sketch doesn't have to be exactly same as though reference image. That is it for now. Rest of the details we shall add as we proceed. I already have the colors that are said Julian, blue, black, portion blue, white. Once Yana, taco, Dumbo. So we will proceed with the painting. I'm going with wet on wet technique. I'm applying clean water on the upper part that is above the horizon line. Use any larger brush for applying water. Now I'm switching to my size seven round brush. It also has a pointed tip, so it is easier for me to add details as well. Persian blue, black. Mix these two colors. Now apply this wet paint on the wet surface. This will suggest the blue and white sky. Next we will add a tiny bit of white to the same mixture, make an opaque paste. For the misty distant layer. I'm going to make it a little darker. You can add black and Persian blue to increase the darkness. So I'm adding this four distinct misty layer. Right now at this stage, the color looks saturated and bright. But when we add darker layers in the further stages, it IPOs Like or dull misty layer. Just trust the process and follow along with me. At the end, it is going to turn out really well. Next we would need a tissue to wipe off the excess water off the brush. With this **** brush, we will soften the MR. Leo. We don't need to have any defined shape here for this distant Leo. Next we'll mix Persian blue, burnt umber, black. We're mixing these three colors to form a darker mix. With this darker paint. We will begin the mid ground elements. That is though trees near the horizon. I think some vertical brushstrokes to depict the pine trees. This size two brush, I'm adding some final vertical brushstrokes. Resembles the clustered pine trees. In the reference image. If you notice, there are some white highlights. So we will replicate the same by applying darker paint and leaving some blank white areas. Alright, so we have painted the area above the horizon line. Now let's paint the water below the horizon. So this is the lake water and we will follow wet on wet technique. I'm using my large brush to apply water, apply even coat of water and make sure there are no extra pull up articles of water anywhere in this area. Let's mix the color. I'm taking white, Humbert of burnt sienna, ocean blue. I didn't brown to this mix it a little muddy in appearance. I have this lighter blue color. I'll apply this in the center area to create the highlight in the water. We are going from light to dark. So first I'll paint a lighter color. And then these darker colors. Like I said earlier, we are going from light to dark. Now, I'm adding this mid-range blue around these lighter areas. Wet on wet technique. So the colors will blend in Raleigh well, spread, applying darker blue panes below the horizon line will not apply paints on this tiny white spaces that we have left. This is basically the reflection of the trees on water. Leave some gaps in between when you apply these brushstrokes. This new topics or sense of movement in the water. Now applying some darker paint towards the foreground area. I'm maintaining this lighter color in the center part. This is the reflection of the sky in the water. So currently what we are painting is the base layer. We will add the further details later on. Once this layer dries mixed, let us mix white months, Yana do a bit of a yellow or blue. This should basically look like a pale blue color. I'm going to apply this in the form of ripples in the lighter area because I do not want this area to be very bright and prominent. So in order to give this moody appearance, I'm adding this color here. Next, I'm going to take a bit of burnt sienna and apply it along the horizon line. Just some ground color. Moving on, we will paint the foreground assigned or the shore area. So we're going to paint it in very lighter color by mixing yellow, ocher and white. Know, in order to add some radiation here, I'm mixing it with the burnt sienna and black. Apply this mix randomly so that we don't have flat appearance. Using a darker color. I'm adding some pebbles in the same foreground area. I'm using my fingertip to smudge the paint. All right. We will allow the paint to dry so that we can paint the further layers. Now that we have the base ready, let us go ahead and paint the ripples in the water. So I'm mixing blue and black, perform darker blue color. I'm applying this darker blue mix starting from the horizon area. I'm switching to my size seven round brush. You can use any similar brush for this. Apply paint, leaving tiny gap in-between. Those are just a repulse as well as the movement in the water. We are using darker colors suggest reflection of the trees in the water. As we approach the foreground area, we will paint these tiny lines to show the details in the ripples. In the district area of the lake, we can hardly see any movement or ripples because it is far from the viewpoint. I'm using my size two round brush for the tiny details here. Now for the ripples closer to the shore, we will use a bit lighter color by mixing white to the same. I weren't painting these darker ripples in the mid area. We will avoid that for time being your time and slowly enjoy the process. We will paint this ripples 109. How fun painting each and every brush stroke. So if you observe, I'm painting the brush strokes with different sizes and trying to connect each other. Now as we approach the mid area, which is a reflection of the water. We will apply these tiny lines. We will paint very few ripples in the mid area. I have mixed off in blue with a bit of white to make lighter bluish color because it goes well with the background. Also tried to create a transition between the darker and the lighter color. We cannot simply jump from darker to lighter, right? We will add some mid-range of blue in-between. I'm going back to the distant treeline to add some final details using my fine liner brush. The foreground short area, we will add some tiny pebbles using brown color. I'm also painting some tiny rocks here. Moving on, we will be painting this wooden. I'll paint the base layer. Also painting the board. The color of the board depends on what you want. You can doping blue black on any color you want. Right now I'm painting the base layer. I'll cover the upper area, Florida the pinch to create some noise in the foreground short area. Now for the foreground rocky area, we will paint layer. So I'm going to either make soft color as the base for this, we will be using the technique. So if you have watched my previous classes, you might know how I affirm that garden technique. I've painted these various colors and now I'm allowing this to dry. Meanwhile, I'll paint some other tiny details you're in there. You need not compulsorily follow all the steps. Right now, I'm trying to add some texture in short area. If you wish to keep it clean and simple. Then you can do that as well. It's totally up to you adding some texture in the foreground using a yellow ocher. Alright, moving on, we will do the detailing work for the Wooden and also for the board. Using one Tiana. Adding these lines here. I'll be adding these parallel lines inside this field. Next we will take darker blue color, paint, reflection of the board and the water, will do it for all the board shirt. Also apply darker Payne's right under the wooden. We will add some ripples around this area. Now, I'll be adding the outlines for the board. It'll be adding some darker and lighter colors on the board will make it look more dimensional. Sense of depth. Adding some darker colored pebbles on the sign. Some shadows for the rocks here. We will paint the foreground rocky area. First or wet the area using clean water. Applied a darker color, leaving some tiny spaces in between. Next I take this piece of card that I have. I'm scraping the beams so that they can create this rocket extra. It is okay if you do not have an old card, you can leave it as it is by creating some circular shifts. Next I'm adding some vertical lines. Just a fence like shape. Moving on. I didn't this darker outlines for the wooden feel, for the x and white. And we will add some highlights on the shore area. Also adding some white highlights on the link. I just started putting some movement in the water. Lastly, we will add some final details like shadows and highlights on the board. Sure. Alright, so we are done with the painting. Let us remove the masking tape. There you go. And this is how our painting looks like. Let us take a moment to appreciate the beauty that we have created together. Blue shadow projects under the project gallery. I would love to see your creation. 5. Project 2 - Composition: Before we begin the second project, let us go through the composition first, we will be learning to create this painting today. In the composition, we have a cloudy sky. In the district. We have mountain ranges from distant area below foreground video, and a sloping land which is covered with grasses and it rocks. This is the lake here and it has partly right up. So we can see the sign Lake area in the center. The reference image, the elements are a bit darker. Gumbert, I thought of painting it a little lighter in color. So he odd, I have changed the color slightly. The sites of this lake that has some rocks and the gravels that are bluish colored or hazy mountains in the mid ground, that is this darker green color mountain. Now let us draw the sketch. The domain area. We have this horizon line. I bought. This is the mountains and the sky. Below. That will be the lake, the ground, and the tree line. We will start with the mountains. Then we will draw the tree line from the horizon till the forebrain. So it is a continuous regression of trees from midground to foreground. Also marking the boundaries of the dried part. You can add darker shade. Understand the shadows in the painting. Alright, let us move on to the painting project. 6. Project 2 - Mountains and Dried Lake : Welcome to the second project of the class. Let us start by masking tape onto the paper. We will begin with the sketching because it is easier to understand where the elements will be placed in the painting. Let us mark the composition. Somebody in the mid part, I'm going to draw the horizon line. We will divide the painting into two parts, one above and one below the horizon line. First, I'm going to mark the closest mountain. This is the mid ground area. We can see this darker mountain. Next we will mark the more distant mountains. Here. How we can distinguish these mountains is their color and their size. The upper part is for the Skype. Now moving on to the elements below the horizon line, we have partially dry lake here. We shall mark though dried-up area. It looks like Go Pathway as well. It's up to your interpretation. Draw a wobbly line, slightly curved boundaries for this lake. On the sides we have slopey area for the trees. Now, we will just roughly mark the composition. Then we will later add the dimensions and the details as weeping light. So we are done with the sketching part. Now let's move on to the painting. Right now, grab the colors component, gumbo, ultramarine blue. You can go with any alternative shared. There was no competition in using the exact same sheets. Now let us begin with the painting. Firstly, we will apply clean water to go with wet on wet technique. For this guy. One advantage with gouache is that you can use it either as accurately as watercolor for the sky. I'll be using watercolor technique, which is wet on wet. Now let us mix this guy colors. Ultramarine, blue, black, and white. Mix these three colors, perform unmuted or blue color. For this guy. It need not be exact same shared. I'm not matching the colors here because we're not creating a copy right here. I'm taking this extra black and white. You can add a tiny bit of brown that is burnt umber to make it a little warmer and muted shade of blue. We have this blue color. Applying some angular strokes to depict the bluish spot in the sky. Leave some white areas as well for the bright white affecting the sky. Around with colors and create a lovely looking Skype. Use water to blend the colors if required. Okay, so we are done with the Skype. Moving on, we will paint the distant mountains. We are going to use a slightly darker tone off the sky color. Mix ultramarine, and apply the veins inside those sketched area. Next we will paint another mountain. Darker color. What do I believe by mixing? Blue brown? Here we have a slightly darker color, which he distinguishes between two mountains. I'm adding a bit greener as well. These are two different mountains of white over this mountain. Kind of exchange. Some character to the mountain. Moving on, I'll be painting the main ground on the front mountain. So I'll add over four to make it a little warmer in color. Applying this warmer green, I had some water to make an diluted. We will use this as our base color. We have Olive Green. Mountain Boys. Your. Next we will add some darker colors. I'm mixing black, green, and blue. Applying some angular brushstrokes. This creates a sense of depth and makes it more dimensional. Now apply some triangular brushstrokes, some tiny brush strokes to suggest no pine trees on the mountain. This depicts the cluster of pine trees applying some darker colors on the foot of the mountain. Now I'm switching to my size two round brush. Apply some vertical brushstrokes. Fill in that area. This creates an impression of the tree line at the foot of the mountain. You can use different tonal values of green colors. Apply some tiny brush strokes on the foot of the mountain. Blended well-read background layer. Also applied on the slope area of the mountain. Let's Spend the ground area. Leave some tiny spaces in-between. Those are just reflecting what a body. Next I'll mix a bluish green shade by taking green and ultramarine blue. With this shared, we will paint some pine trees. Closer to the viewpoint, IPOs and bigger in size. The size of the tree increases as we move towards the foreground. Next I'm switching to my size seven round brush. Next we will paint some trees in the ground area. Let us choose foliage over here. I would go brush and create the impression of leaves. For the lower part, I'll be mixing some green with a low. If you absorb the reference image. And the lower part of these trees are darker. So we will try to create the similar impression in the painting as well. Some black color and create the shape of the foliage in the lower part. This could be suggested as the shadows of the trees on itself. I'm adding some darker shades and bottom of these three line. This creates a sense of depth and dimension in the painting. Moving on towards the foreground, we have a slopey area. We will mix olive green shade by mixing yellow ocher and burnt umber. We'll apply this sheet here for the slope area. As we move closer to the foreground, we will use much brighter shade. So I'm using for this slope area, the area closer to the foreground, we have brighter color, and as we move further away, the colors get darker. Next we will apply some darker greens on this slopey area. Those are just some grasses and some texture. Those slopes. Moving on, we will paint the area underneath this slope, eland, which is the rocky surface. Mixed brown, less black. Apply this darker mix for the distant land. As we approach the foreground, we will add a bit of white color to the same mix. This makes it a lighter grayish color. Also saved a darker color. So here we are having a combination of a lighter and darker mix. Now going back to the distant land, applying a darker mix, those are just the dried-up area in the lake since it is away from us. So we are only able to see the line as obese of horizontals strip. Next, I'll be mixing the color for the side. So here I have black. I'm going to add white, brown, red, some L0. This creates a new shade. Which is ideal for the layer of the sign. Some more white to make it lighter shade. Here I'm switching to my size seven round brush and applying a mid-tone color. Apply the paints inside those sketched area. Words the foreground. Let's apply some darker color to create Apache and Nonaka surface. When you add wet paint on wet surface will be called as wet on wet technique. Like I said, it is not exact same copy of the reference image. The reference image, it is much darker, but I'm trying to keep it lighter in color. Now we'll mix some green and yellow ocher. Green colored. By entry. We have a bushy area with overlapping trees. Now let's take Brown, Black. So we have a darker brown mix. Dab this makes on the left side. This suggest though partially visible trees in the painting frame. Adding some darker colors in-between to add a contrast in-between the tree line. I think some darker shade on the slope area. We had painted obese, so Leo for the rocky surface. Now we are going to add extra to it. I'm just having some black creating an impression of the rocks. Now this looks like a rocky surface. Some rocks in the middle of the lake as well. Next, I'm going to mix this darker color with white, creating an off-white I love. I'll add this alone mix on the rocky surface to create some highlights. Mixed, we will take a filbert brush, size six. This is nothing but a flat brush with rounded edges. Okay, so load some white paint that both the extra paint from the brush. Gently apply the brushstrokes on the mountain. This creates texture and misty APRNs on the mountain. And for the ground mountain, we will apply some black strokes. I add some guides and makes it look more organic. We will do the same for the distant mountains as well on the base level. Next, let us make a bond on board and black, thicker can't just empty. We will perform dry brush technique. Lord, some paints lighted on the mid area. So you need to create this dry texture. Cheaper tissue paper handy so that you can wipe off the extra veins. I'm applying the paint on the boundaries. Next I'll take a yellow ocher, paint, some foliage in the mid area of the tree line. Just dabbing some thick paint to create an impression of yellow foliage. Next, I'm taking this scarlet red, thicker paint again to create the impression of foliage. So we're having a mix of all these colors. We are having three foliage of various colors like yellow, red, and green, brown, etc. Along with this, I'm also adding some black for the shadows. The paint on the foreground as well. Also underneath those slopey area. For the mid area of the side. I'm defining the boundaries. Also, underground. New York, no mountains. Adding some definition to the underneath rocky area. Applying a mix of lighter and darker colors. Using my size two round brush. Add some tiny dots. The big thing, the smaller stones or pebbles. Further distant area, I'm applying some vertical lines as though trunk of the pine trees. Now in the next step, we are going to paint the lake water. Before that, we need to dry the existing paint. I'm using a blow dryer to speed up the drying process. The colors have completely dried up. Now let us move on to paint the water. Here. I'm applying water only on the blank areas. Paint the lake water. Be careful when you apply water near the rocky surface. With size seven, I'm mixing ultramarine blue and a bit of burnt sienna. Mute down the vibrancy. This diluted tone, apply on the wet surface. Not completely fill up the area, leave some white spaces as well. We have water on what the site's dried-up area in the center, which means that the water has dried up and this slide is showing up in the center. If you absorb, I'm using different tonal values of blue and brown. At some places it is lighter and vibrant, and some other areas it is darker, brownish in color. This creates URL and organic look and what? We will allow the paint to dry, that we can apply another layer of dry paint. Moving on, we will take filbert brush, same ultramarine blue, and add some texture in the water. Boundaries. And some dry brush technique in the area of the lake. This creates a texture and rippled effect in the water. Next we will take some black create dry brush effect. This lobby area. Here I'm mixing some green as well. The bottom part is usually darker. Area has a lighter highlighted. We are almost at the end of the painting. Now we will focus on the detailing part. Makes black, brown and white. Adding some boots on the signed area. This creates a noise and make sure you can use various tonal values of gray and black rocks on the boundaries. I didn't get in some random texture by sliding the brush horizontally. There is no fixed button or rule that I'm following. I'm trying to create the impression of the reference image. Painting some rocks partially submerged in the water. Lastly, we will paint some birds in the sky, some distant boards using gray color. Right? So we are done with the painting. Now let us remove the masking tape and reveal the final look of the painting. There you go. This is how the painting looks. I hope you had fun learning session with me. Who share your class project. Under the projects gallery. 7. Project 3 - Composition: Welcome to week three of the class. Today we will learn to create this painting. This is the reference image for the same. We have a cloudy sky and the student mountain. We will learn to paint the dimensions in the mountain. Then there is reflection of these mountains in the Lake water. Towards the foreground we have these partially submerged grasses and a lovely tree. Let us sketch the composition. We will draw the horizon line, then the mountains and the reflection part. You need to understand the darker shadows and lighter highlights in the painting to create a nice contrast. 8. Project 3 - Lakes and Reflections: Welcome to the third project of the class. Let us sketch the composition of the painting. Somewhere in the center. I'm going to mark the horizon line about the heart. We have the mountains, the mountains in the front. And then we have the mountains in the back side. We draw this line to give a 3D look to the mountain. Doesn't have to be exactly same as the reference image. Next, we will draw the reflection of the mountains in the Lake. This needs to be a mirror image of the mountains above the horizon. Okay, So we are done with the sketch. Now let us proceed with the painting. For the Skype, we will go with wet on wet technique. So I'll be applying clean water. He was in my large brush. I'm going to take ultramarine blue, white, blue. Now let us apply this thick mix for this guy. I'll be painting with blue. And we'll also leave some white spaces for clouds. It is like a negative approach where we paint outside the focal element. Next, they go round brush. So this needs to be wet. I'm applying this clean water around the blue areas to soften those sharp edges. Now lift some color from the other brush and add some delicate brushstrokes. The cloud shape has been formed here. Now let us apply blue for the rest of the area. You'll need not create the exact same replica of the sky. You can choose to change the colors or the shape of the cloud. It's up to you. Now take some concentrated shade. Overlap the paint on the blue area. This step is to define the clouds. The sky is done. Now let us paint the reflection of the sky in the lake as well. I'll be going with wet on wet technique. I'm applying clean water. Note that I'm not applying water for the mountain area. It is just outside that area. The reflection of the sky need not have all the details as that of the sky. We can have a blurry APRNs in the water. Now, I'm going back to the sky and adding some minute details. I didn't. This will enhance the cloudy part in the sky. Moving on, let us paint the mountains. I'm going to take plus black. This is one color. Next we will take burnt sienna, white, a bit of yellow ocher to make a very lighter shade. I have two sheets, your light and dark. Now, I'm going to paint the lighter highlights in the mountain. We have lighter areas on the right side, which means that the source of light is from the right side. Next I'm taking darker color, applying it on the other side of this lighter area. Next we will take these two colors. I didn't between the lighter areas. Since this mountain range is farther away from the ground mountain, we will painted blue in color so that it appears a little hazy. Alloca, a tiny bit of green. We'll apply this color mix on the ground mountain. We are trying to achieve or variation in the color mixes. Try to add various tonal values. You can add white or black to make it lighter or darker. Next, we will mix burnt sienna and ultramarine blue and some white in it. So we'll mix these colors. We will apply this on the mountain in the right. For this particular mountain, I'm adding the lighter colors first, and then I'll add the darker colors. The mountain to paint need not be exactly same as mine or the reference image. I'll be adding and removing a lot of colors to achieve the diamond in the mountains. You can even choose to paint a simple mountain in the background. That's also fine. The previous layer has dried. So I'm adding the texture on the darker side of the mountain. Next we will be painting the bushes near the foot of the mountain. I'm mixing yellow ocher plus green. Apply the colors along the horizon line. Give it a shape of bushes. You can add darker shadows by adding black to the mixture. A bunch of bushes along the horizon line. Makes with the help of a darker color and size two round brush. I'm going to add my new texture on the mountains. I'll just glide the brush to achieve their texture. Similarly, we will repeat the same on the mountain. Moving on, we've really been better reflection of these mountains in the Lake water. I'm applying clean water to perform wet on wet technique. I'm wetting the entire area below the horizon. Now we will paint the mirror image of the mountains in the Lake water. You need not create all the tiny details here. We will try to create a blurry reflection in the water. I'm adding darker colors for darker reflection of the mountains and retaining the lighter areas for the highlights of the mountain. Now using a fine liner brush, I will add these tiny horizontal lines to create a sense of movement in the water. Use lighter blue color to add ripples in the white areas. All right, So we will allow the paint to dry using upload. The paper has dried. Next we will take a darker green color. Increase along the horizon line. The trees that we added earlier appears slightly. I'm going to darken. Those are trees that we have painted. Also, we will add these tiny dots. Those are just the clustered pine trees. Adding another layer of texture and among these mountains are ready. Finally, from the viewpoint, the DRI is epi, already smaller. Also adding some details in the reflection part. This is wet on dry technique. That technique we followed for the base layer was wet on lead. Next, I'm adding some definition to the highlight areas by adding some yellow ocher onto it. Okay, so we will leave it for now. Moving on, let us paint the whole ground grasses that are partly submerged in the water. I'll be performing wet on wet technique again. So I'll read this area using my clean brush. Let us mix the colors I'm going to make. So Joe Montana and white will have this lighter, muted color. I'm going to apply this on the wet surface as the base layer. This is going to create a blurry effect, which is ideal for the base layer of the grasses. The bottom area, you can apply black or darker blown. We will apply some simple brush strokes to create the shape of the grasses. Adding in some darker brown to add a sense of variation and shadows in the grass part. I'm going to allow this layer to dry completely. Alright, the paper has dried. Now let us add some details of the grasses using wet on dry technique. I'm adding these vertical lines to suggest the grasses that are partly submerged in the water. Now you can either do it with the fine liner brush or you can choose often rush to complete this particular step with the help of a fan brush. You can add details like this very easily. If you do not have this brush, then it is fine. Maybe you can pause the video and, or take your own time to paint the glasses. Now with the help of a fine liner brush, I'm adding these individual vertical brushstrokes. Okay, so we will leave it, you're moving on like a spain TO or in the middle of the lake using darker brown color. And I'm using my size two round brush. We will start with the trunk of the tree, then split it into two part. These two parts we will further divided into multiple parts. Creating the branches in the tree. You can paint. You can paint as many branches as you want. Depending on the branches you add, it decides the density of the tree. Now I'm switching to my fine liner brush and adding these very tiny tweaks at the ends of the branches. I find it very relaxing and therapeutic to these branches. Next we are going to add very transparent leaves on the branches here. I'm going to take a very diluted tone. On the branches. You can see how beautiful these leaves on the trees. Next we really dab some darker colors as the chartreuse. Alright, so we are done with this painting. Let us remove the masking tape and reveal the final APRNs. There you go. This is how our painting looks like. I hope you have achieved a similar effect. Your class projects. Under the project gallery. I would love to see your creations from this class. 9. Project 4 - Mountains & Lakes: Let us start the fourth project of the class. I have already gone the paper using the masking tape. Now let us sketch the composition of the painting. Somewhere in the mid area. I have drawn this horizon line. On the right side, there is one darker mountain that you can see here. Towards the left that are these mountain ranges. In the mid area. We will draw these, the student mountains based on the colors. We can say that it is away from the viewpoint. Towards the foreground. We have these tiny rocks buying area. Then there's reflection of the mountains in the Lake. That is about the sketching rest of the elements as we paint. Okay, so let's get started with the painting. We'll start with the sky. So I'm applying clean water on the sky area to perform wet on wet technique. Let us mix the colors. Cobalt blue, orbit of Persian blue, and mix some white to it to make pasted or a lighter blue color. With this color mix, we will apply some zigzaggy brushstrokes, leave some spaces, and apply these angular brush strokes. It doesn't have to be exactly same as the reference image. You can come up with your own shapes and sizes. Next, I'm mixing a bit darker shade. Applying over these blue areas. This art, a sense of depth in the clouds. Mixed with anything black and white. Mix it together to achieve a gray shade. I feel the paper has already dried. I'm applying water on the lower part of the sky. Okay, so the sky is done. Now let us paint the distant mountains. He order these distant mountains will be hazy, bluish in color. We will be using lighter bluish gray color. I'm applying a bit of brown, but the same shared. The next conjugate of mountain mixture will mix burnt sienna and white. Apply on the next month and year. You some white spaces in-between. I'm trying to separate each layer of mountain, different color that it is easier to distinguish. The next mountain, mixing yellow ocher and one Tiana. For the next one, we will use a very muted color. Blue, white. My new mix, these colors, you will get you a Walmart. For the next one, we will add a yellow ocher to the same mix. I'm filling in the blank areas using the same color mix. Next we will paint the mountain on the right. So I'm going to take black plus potion blue, mix it together and apply it on the mountain, right? I'm following wet on dry. Consistency of the paint is ready. I just have this mountain I'm applying some tiny brush strokes, just the unevenness area. I'm dabbing the brush and creating these watercolor brush strokes to create the sense of clustered by entry effect. Next, we will move on to the left side of the mountains. And we will create a sense of dimension and some details in the mountains. I'm taking this bond on board and dabbing the paint to create this texture. Next, we will take a damp brush. Glide the brush to achieve extrude effect. This will make the mountains look dimensional and we will avoid having a flat appearance. Next, we will mix blue and brown. We'll make a darker shade and repeat the same on the next consecutive mountain. Dab the brush to create or whatever texture you want. Next we will mix olive green and blue. Dab it on the next mountain. This creates the impression of the pine trees on the mountain. Moving on, we will create some extra in for most. Next we will think black. Paint some pine trees. For most mountain that we have painted my paper around to easily paint the pine trees. Whatever feels comfortable for you. These tiny vertical lines will suggest though clustered pine trees. We've also added on the distant mountain area. Moving on, Let's paint the lake. Again. I'll be using wet on wet technique. I'm applying clean water using my large brush. Make sure you're applying even coat of water. Now apply blue right under the mountain area. Further reflection in the right side. I'm mixing it with the black color. Alright, now I'm painting the mirror image of the mountains. The end result might be a blurry, bluish reflection. So you don't have to achieve the exact same shape of the mountains. Leave some white spaces in-between. I'm randomly painting the overall shape of the mountains. Him. Towards the foreground we will add cobalt blue, suggesting the color of the sky in the water. Let us add some shadows underneath the mountains. I'm taking burnt umber and applying it over the Persian blue layer. Apply horizontal brushstrokes. Achieve a sense of movement in the water. Applying black underneath the mountain on the right. Leave a tiny space. Next I'm going to apply burnt sienna in the space that we had left. This will suggest the ground area right below the mountain. Black plus abortion law. We will add the darker reflections. Next. Let us add some definition to the I'm using brown. These lines here. This will make the mountain look more dimensional. I'm adding some darker color near the horizon because I felt that area was a little more vibrant and flat. So I'm just covering it up with some black. You can always go back to the opening and darker or lighter colors. On the late water. I'm adding some white to reflect the sky colors. Moving on, we will add some more depth in the distant mountain. My adding the shadows, 20-odd, I'm using darker color. Distant mountain. Any element for that matter should be lighter than the background or the foreground element. Moving on, let us paint the pine tree in the foreground. We will first paint the base with darker colors. This will act as the cast shadows of the branches and the leaves. Start with the crown part. Gradually increase the width of the branches and the leaves. Your time and enjoy the process of painting these tiny leaves. There will be another Tiny Tree. Decided this fueled by entry. Once we have painted the leaves with black color, then we will omit tone green colored leaves. We will add another layer of leaves using green color. Once we are done with these two layers, we will then add the lighter colored leaves. This point of time. It may not make much sense to add these darker colors over the darker mountains. But once we add the lighter colors, you will see the difference. Next, I'm applying a lighter mix of yellow ocher and olive green. This is like a bluish green. I'm adding this as the highlights on the pine tree. We will come back to this again once the paint dry. I think Tom darker highlights and shadows on the rocks. Next I'm adding some free flying birds in the sky. I'll add some final highlights and shadows here and there. I'm going back to the mountains. I'm adding this darker color to add a sense of separation between these mountains. Alright, so we are done with this painting. Let us remove the masking tape. There you go. This is how the painting looks like. Gorgeous, right? I hope you enjoyed creating this painting with me. Your class projects and the project gallery.