Landscape Oil Painting : Foreground Foliage for Landscape Oil Painting

Landscape Oil Painting : Foreground Foliage for Landscape Oil Painting


Hello I’m Stevie Moore and welcome to my studio
here at The Artist’s Attic in Lexington, Kentucky. I have added some more white and some more
canvas. We need to take care of this tree in the foreground. We need to add some foliage
and I am going to go ahead and mix up some various colors here with my round brush, two
light colors here to play with this peachy kind of thing. I am going to mix up some dark
colors too, burnt sienna not the raw sienna. The raw makes a nice brown. We are going to
have some lavender here as well. We are going to go ahead and start stroking here on the
shade side of the tree. This is about as small as you can deal with this size brush. I am
just going to go ahead and add some paint here and then I’m going to move in with my
liner brush. I am going to get it soaked in liquid and take my liner brush and start lining
up this tree and I twist it because you get two good sides of strokes on the liner brush.
You get two nice strokes with it. Following through all the way to the top and we’ve got
some branching coming off this guy. We are going to go ahead and go over this wet green,
you don’t need to overpower it. You can get thinner lines or thicker lines. It doesn’t
matter. I am still staying with my light creamier color and we’ll darken it in a little bit.
You can pull down but what you can’t do is push a liner brush all you can do is pull
it. Now I am going to fill it up with my darker color, some chestnut here. I’ve got some shadows.
This is like a spruce or an aspen, it?s not spruce, but it is not it is a high altitude
type of tree. We’ll add in darker shadows later. We will add in a few more lines at
the top. This is giving it form. Here is our tree trunk. I am adding some greens. I am
going to stay away from my fan brushes and I am mainly interested in my round brushes
so I’m putting in some dark and very rich greens. I am going to mess with my emerald
green a little which is a sap green. I am using my emerald green and just testing it
out here. Yes that’s nice and dark. This is a leafy area in the reference area I have
here. I am going to do a pointalistic dotting pattern. Follow this method and use different
hues and shades, see this mixed with some white if you want. Get kind of a light emerald
green and with a darker shadow this will make it contrast later on. Follow the same method
here although we have a lot darker space. This is basically adding in some Prussian
green and even some darker blues. We can continue this into infinity.

One Comment

  • Suhasini Sriramulu says:

    Hello Mr. Stephen Moore,
    I enjoyed watching your landscape painting videos. As a beginner I have a basic question. Why didnt you pre-wash canvas? Is it more of a personal choice? Numbering the videos by the order in which we should see would have been very useful for beginners like me. You made it look simple and really cool !

    Tks

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