The Official Michael James Smith painting school. - 60 lessons in Michael's own art school - New lesson added every month! Learn to paint with me on my ONE AND ONLY online painting school. Enjoy 40 full length, real time painting video tutorials. New lesson added every month. From beginner to advanced. Paint along with me to learn the techniques to produce realistic landscape, portrait and still life paintings.
There are several fascinating elements in this lesson that will test your skills and offer a challenge. This scene reminds me of many woodland walks I've taken, I can imagine the smell of damp wood and the crunch of leaves underfoot.
I love the colours in this lesson, the cool blues in the distance and rich warm greens in the foreground give a really nice depth of field. There are various interesting layers, which provide a good challenge, achieving the transition between the soft, light hues and dark saturated tones is fairly tricky but don't feel daunted, I will help you develop the skills you need!
There is an incredible amount of detail in this painting, however, with the techniques I show you, creating paintings with intricate details will become easier.
Panel Size: 12 x 12 inches
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
Painting surface used in this lesson: Artists Exhibition Panel