How To Paint a Distant Landscape

How To Paint a Distant Landscape

This is the stunning view of Ladybower reservoir as seen from Bamford Edge in the High Peak in Derbyshire, England. The colours change throughout the seasons (as does the weather!) which adds to the vibrancy of the place. If your timing is good and you reach the top when the weather is fine and clear, you may just get to see this beautiful view in person. This lesson will test your colour matching skills, but with patience and plenty of tea, we should get your painting pretty darn close to the reference photo. So pick up your brushes and let's get started!

Good Luck,
Michael

Difficulty: Intermediate
Panel Size: 13 x 13 inches
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set

In August 2019 Michael switched brush manufacturers from Rosemary & Co to PalettePro and as a result the series numbers/names are different in some of the lessons. In order to be able to complete the lessons regardless of which set you’re using we have put together a chart which lists the equivalent brushes from both sets.

Acrylic paints used in this lesson:
Titanium White
Cadmium Orange
Cerulean Blue
Ivory Black
Lemon Yellow
Dioxazine Purple
Burnt Umber
Sap Green
Cadmium Yellow Light
Permanent Rose

Oil paints used in this lesson:
Titanium White
Ivory Black
Burnt Umber
Cerulean Blue
Dioxazine Purple
Winsor Yellow
Winsor Lemon
Permanent Sap Green
Cadmium Orange
Permanent rose
Alizarin Crimson

Thinner:
White Spirit

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How To Paint a Distant Landscape