Art In The Making — A Step-by-Step Guide on Painting Landscapes

I decided to photograph my latest abstract landscape project as I was about to try something new — ‘dripping’ technique…you’ll see later on in this blog.

The Making of The Layered Landscape

But enough chitter chat, let’s get to the pictures…the first one was taken ‘the night before’ the painting was actually going to commence.  This is what is called the ‘first coat’ stage.  It is the application of the first layer of paint in the background and pretty much looks like a dogs breakfast:

Now with a good nights sleep in the bag, it’s time to do the second layer:

Yes, it still looks like a dogs breakfast!

Now you can sort of see where this might be going…

Adding some details to the background…

Adding a bit of palette knife work…

This is the ‘new’ technique of letting the paint drip down the canvas — I rather like the effect of this…

This is the final stage, nearly there…just need to add some final touches…then, voila — the finished product!

The original got sold the very next day but this is available as prints and greeting cards — click on the picture below to take you to the store:

The Layered Landscape by Cherie Roe Dirksen

Thanks for joining me on my painting journey…

And just remember:  The Earth without ‘art’ is just ‘eh’…


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2 thoughts on “Art In The Making — A Step-by-Step Guide on Painting Landscapes

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