In times gone by, I would have loved to have painted scenes like this but couldn't have afforded the time to do so. As a professional artist, my work has been about supplying the demand of both galleries and agents and the work I've done over the majority of the past 25 years has reflected that. With the introduction of MJS Tv and the support of people like you, I can now paint without restriction and I'm loving painting more diverse subjects like this beautiful tropical beach. A huge thank you for making this possible and allowing me to share the experience with you.
You don't need a huge colour palette to paint a realistic painting. In this painting I only use 11 colours! There are a lot of fine lines in the fronds of the palm tree which require a steady hand and I've included a bonus video with a tip on how to achieve them.
Good luck and happy painting!
Panel Size: 12 x 12 inches
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
In August 2019 Michael switched brush manufacturers 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.
Pthalo Green (Yellow Shade)
Mediums / Thinners: