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I visited China in 2018 and since then I've been fascinated with the landscape and culture. It's so different to what I'm used to and it reminded me that there is a huge, diverse world out there waiting to be discovered. Even though, at the time of painting, the prospect of experiencing these places for real seems a long way off for most of us, we can still immerse ourselves in the beauty of far away lands and dream of the day we can travel again.
The colours in this painting are highly saturated, typical for a sunset, so if you're not careful and exact in your colour mixing, you'll end up with an unrealistic cartoon-like result. There are many fine details, especially in the wall itself, so I recommend a new rigger brush (or one in good condition!) to facilitate this part of the picture. Take your time and keep your brush strokes as small as you can to achieve maximum realism in your painting.
Panel Size: 16 x 12 inches
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
Painting surface used in this lesson: Artists Exhibition Panel
French Ultra Marine Blue
Phthalo Green (Yellow Shade)