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  • - Hi, welcome back.

  • Hope you have your easel set up and you're ready

  • to paint along with me this day.

  • So let's start out and have 'em run all the colors

  • across the screen that you need to do this painting

  • and let's go up to the canvas and get started.

  • Now I've already covered this canvas with a thin,

  • even coat of Magic White so it's nice and wet

  • and slick and ready to go.

  • Start a little bit of Thalo Blue,

  • a little bit of Thalo Blue,

  • and just work it into the bristles.

  • And let's just put a, let's just put a

  • happy little sky up here.

  • Just making little crisscross strokes.

  • Just let your brush bounce around, play, have fun.

  • There we go.

  • Little more of the blue.

  • It's always simple to add more color

  • but it's a son of a gun to take it out

  • so use very little color on your brush.

  • You can always go back and put a little more in.

  • Mmk, and that quick we have

  • we have a happy little sky.

  • There we go.

  • And you don't want to kill all these little spots here

  • that happen, it ends up looking like little cloud

  • indications and you really haven't done a thing.

  • Let the canvas work and the Magic White work.

  • And we wash our brush.

  • (paint brush bangs)

  • (chuckles)

  • Tell you what, let's just use this ol' big brush then.

  • I'll go right into some Titanium White.

  • I'm just gonna pull the brush right through the color.

  • Just pull it right through the color.

  • Go down here and get a little Permanent Red.

  • Put it right in there, too.

  • That'll make it make a little sunlight here.

  • Just pull it one direction

  • and let's go up here.

  • Maybe, maybe, maybe there's a big ol' cloud

  • that lives right there.

  • It's your cloud so you just put him wherever you want him.

  • Little tiny circles here.

  • And he just sort of floats across the sky.

  • And then he's got a friend that lives right there.

  • Clouds need friends, too.

  • We all need a friend.

  • Okay, now I'm gonna use just the same ol' brush here

  • and just fill that in a little.

  • Okay, now with a clean dry brush,

  • and I have several of 'em here,

  • you can just blend this out a little.

  • Not touching the top at all yet.

  • Just blending, don't wanna kill all the little actions.

  • Just wanna blend them a little bit

  • and I'm gonna lift it up,

  • sort of fluff that cloud up.

  • We'll fluff this one up.

  • And very lightly, very lightly,

  • we'll just blend it all together.

  • And that easy, we got a quick little sky.

  • That's all it takes.

  • Same ol' dirty brush I'll go right into some Sap Green.

  • Just load that brush full of Sap Green

  • and let's go right up here to the canvas

  • and maybe today we'll have,

  • there it is,

  • just a little, little hill like right here.

  • Just let it go.

  • This is just straight Sap Green and it's mixing

  • with the Magic White just on the canvas

  • so you get all the beautiful little things happening.

  • Okay.

  • And all we're doing here is applying some dark color

  • so our light color will show later on.

  • You need the dark in order to show light.

  • But this is also where you begin deciding

  • the lay of the land.

  • And in my mind, this is sort of roundish here.

  • So keep the strokes going that way.

  • Or however way you want.

  • Okay, just drop it in.

  • Now I want it darker in the foreground.

  • Landscapes should always be darker as they get closer to you

  • so without cleaning the brush I'll go

  • right into some Thalo Blue.

  • And down here on the bottom, we'll just drop that in.

  • Just to darken it up

  • and then we'll work upward so that it gets lighter

  • as we go toward the horizon.

  • Kinda gives us a nice dark background to play with.

  • And we're not worried about detail or shape

  • or anything else at this point.

  • All I'm doing is applying the color to the canvas

  • so we have something to work with.

  • Okay, while I got this ol' dirty brush I'll go back into,

  • let's use some Sap Green, some Van Dyke Brown,

  • a little Alizarin Crimson

  • and maybe, maybe, maybe

  • there's some little trees that live up here.

  • So we'll just drop in some basic shapes.

  • Still not looking for a lot of detail.

  • Just very, very basic shapes.

  • Very basic.

  • Once again, you need this dark coloring

  • in order to show light.

  • Okay, now we have some little trees up here

  • on top of our hill.

  • Now then, now then, I'm gonna take some

  • Titanium White and a little Burnt Umber in it.

  • White with a little umber.

  • And pull that paint out very flat.

  • Gotta cross it, get a little roll of paint right

  • on the edge of your knife and with that

  • we can go up here and we'll make

  • some little tree trunk indications.

  • We're not looking for detail yet, so just, just drop 'em in.

  • Most of these'll be covered up but a few of 'em will show.

  • Few of 'em will show

  • and people will think you worked

  • for long periods of time to put 'em in.

  • This is a little Van Dyke Brown here.

  • Maybe there's gonna be a few little trees that

  • project right on up like this.

  • We'll put some leaves on 'em.

  • So we're not too worried right now.

  • All we're looking for is just some indications

  • here and there.

  • Okay, let's get us a one inch brush

  • and begin putting some highlight here.

  • Let's put a little Magic White on the brush.

  • The Magic White will thin your paint.

  • So into the Magic White I'll go into some Cad Yellow.

  • And get up some Sap Green.

  • So we have Cad Yellow and Sap Green.

  • Okay, pull that brush in one direction.

  • Load it full of paint, look at all that paint on that brush.

  • Just look right on the end.

  • You can see there's a tremendous amount of paint there.

  • Let's go up to the canvas.

  • Let's start right in here and very gently,

  • we'll just drop in some nice little leaves on this tree.

  • Now we begin to worrying about a little detail.

  • And this is a very gentle touch.

  • Barely, barely touching the canvas.

  • That's a lot of paint on the brush so you don't

  • have to push hard.

  • We'll add a little Yellow Ochre, just to change the color.

  • And maybe, there it is right there.

  • Another happy little tree.

  • Okay, I wanna go back and get a little more

  • of the Sap Green in this.

  • And let's just drop a few little indications

  • of some leaves out here on this little tree.

  • See how easy that is?

  • And maybe, maybe on this little tree here

  • there's just a few little things happening.

  • Can start adding a little bit Permanent Red to our color.

  • Okay, maybe right here's another little tree.

  • You have to make these decisions in your world:

  • How many trees are there?

  • It's up to you.

  • Just vary these colors, let them sort of go back and forth.

  • Play.

  • There's one over here.

  • Don't want him to be left out.

  • He'd cry if you leave him out.

  • Let's see, you still worried about the lay of the land?

  • Still wanna pay attention to that.

  • Let the land go in the direction you want it to go in.

  • Don't kill all your dark colors.

  • 'Cause dark colors are needed to make the light color show.

  • Just go over to the other side of the canvas

  • and we'll drop in some highlights right here on this one.

  • And sort of work in layers.

  • It really, it really makes your painting much, much deeper.

  • It makes all these things happen.

  • You need that depth in there.

  • We don't want flat paintings.

  • Okay, now, maybe,

  • maybe, maybe we'll take just a point of the knife.

  • Cut in a few little sticks and twigs.

  • Just here and there, now if you want a twig

  • that's a little wider turn the knife sideways

  • and it'll make wider little sticks and trunks and stuff.

  • If you want 'em really skinny, use it straight on.

  • And I use just the point of the knife.

  • Okay.

  • Tell you what, let's have a little,

  • let's have a little house right there,

  • way back in the distance.

  • I'll start with some Van Dyke brown

  • and, and we'll make a decision.

  • Maybe it lives right there.

  • And we'll do the eaves.

  • See that's sort of a nice way just to lay it out.

  • And here goes the roof, goes right over like that.

  • See and you just lay out a basic shape.

  • Pull it all together.

  • There, just barely, barely touching the canvas.

  • You need an overhang.

  • Okay, now right down through here.

  • There we go.

  • I don't want this to get too big.

  • I want it to be far away, far away.

  • Okay, let's take some Van Dyke brown,

  • some white, little Burnt Umber.

  • And, we'll put some highlight on this old building here.

  • Barely, barley touch, barely touch.

  • Barely touch.

  • Just let it whisper through.

  • Now we have to make a decision:

  • What kind of roof does it have?

  • Does it have a shingle roof?

  • Flat roof?

  • What do we want?

  • Okay, let's take some Permanent Red.

  • And we'll use a little edge of the knife

  • and maybe we'll just drop a few little indications

  • of some shingles.

  • Just touching, pulling at the top of this one overlap.

  • The other one, just let 'em overlap.

  • And you can put all the little shingles you want on here.

  • Some simple way to make very simple

  • little shingle roofs.

  • We need a door.

  • Maybe this is an old barn type building.

  • We'll put a big door in it.

  • Maybe it's just an old barn the farmer had sitting out here.

  • Little bit of white and we can make that door stand out.

  • And when you're painting buildings,

  • you know you can change your mind.

  • Maybe, maybe right out here

  • there's an old shed on this building.

  • Maybe this old farmer here was like me,

  • he ran out of room

  • so he started putting additions onto it.

  • Need a front.

  • And a side.

  • Take just a little paint, we'll put some boards in there.

  • Just cut right through the paint.

  • Got just a tiny bit of white paint on the knife.

  • Okay, let's put some indication of,

  • if he shingled the roof chances are

  • he probably put some shingles over here on his little shed.

  • There we go.

  • Just like that.