By Prudy Vannier
Dominican Republic |
|The street scene
depicts the bright landscape colors and daily activity of people in
Haiti and Dominican Republic. We get a look at of the type of foliage
and houses, too. Canvas paintings such as these are sold to tourists
in street markets.
Painting lesson: painting on
canvas, using a flat brush with tube acrylics, brush blending, double
loading, stroke accents
- Primed canvas
or canvas board – 8” X 10”
- Tube acrylic
paint or DecoArt ®Americana® Acrylic: Burnt Umber (dark
brown), white, Burnt Sienna (reddish brown), light and dark greens,
red, Yellow Ochre (dark gold), Cadmium Yellow Light (bright yellow),
Cadmium Red Light (orange-red), Ultramarine Blue (bright blue),
Cerulean Blue (sky blue), Payne’s Grey (blue-black)
Brushes: ¾” flat, #10 flat
Painting supplies: water basin, paper towel, Royal® palette
paper, Royal® graphite paper, tracing paper, pencil, Roya®
- water basin
- paper towel
- Royal® palette paper
- Royal® graphite paper
- tracing paper
- Roya® stylus
1. Trace the basic pattern onto tracing paper.
Transfer it to the canvas by positioning the tracing, then
sliding graphite paper under it. Trace over the lines with
a stylus so the design transfers to the canvas.
2. Starting at the sky, use the ¾” brush and
load it with Cerulean Blue and a little white. Painting horizontally,
put in the sky which should be a little streaky. Wipe your
brush, add a little Ultramarine Blue to the corner, and darken
the corners a bit.
3. Clean the brush and load it with light green. Start vertical
strokes at the top of the hills and work down, adding Cadmium
Yellow Light to the green so that it mixes as you paint down.
4. The house has a Burnt Siena roof and path. To paint the
walls, load the brush with Yellow Ochre, then sideload on
one corner with Burnt Umber. Paint vertical strokes starting
at the left and working toward the right. On the right side,
sideload into white so that the walls are lighter.
5. Transfer the pattern detail. Paint a sun and horizontal
sunset with Cadmium Yellow Light. Sideload the brush into
some Cadmium Red Light to add some reddish orange to the sun
6. Use the #8 brush to paint white clouds. With the “chisel”
edge (sideways) ad white waves in the water.
7. Dip the brush into light green and dark green to make vertical
slashes across the hills for grass. They should be short in
the distance, getting bigger toward the bottom of the painting.
Add palm trees in the distance, too.
8. Use the dark green with the #8 brush to paint the cone
shaped trees starting across the top of the hill.
9. Paint the door and window white. Use the chisel edge of
the brush to paint strokes in the rood, first with Cadmium
Red Light, then Cadmium Yellow Light. Outline the door and
window with slashes of Cadmium Red Light.
10. Double load the brush with Payne’s Grey on one side
and white on the other. Pull downward to paint the palm tree’s
trunk. Use the chisel edge to stripe it with Payne’s
Grey. The palm fronds are strokes of dark green with overstrokes
of Cadmium Yellow Light.
11. The spiky plants in the foreground are strokes of dark
green with red fruit.
12. One last detail, add a red boat in the water with a white
sail and Burnt Sienna masts.
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