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Hi Michelle, I’ve just has a look at the canvas you are using on your website and that looks fine, and the block in also looks fine. You might just need to add a bit more water to increase the fluidity. Often my first block in of the colour doesn’t completely cover the coloured ground (as in you can still see the coloured ground through the layer of paint). It just acts as a guide so I can then do another coat of thicker paint when I’m feeling more confidence of having the correct colour mixed. A classic beginner mistake is simply not using enough paint. You can feel that you are going to ‘waste paint’ so subconsciously used less paint than is needed. I was teaching a palette knife painting class this morning, painting only with palette knifes, and my students had some fab results. It forced them out of their comfort zones and gave them the confidence to experiment with thicker paint. So maybe try not only mixing the paint with the palette knife but applying it with the knife to the canvas. This doesn’t have to be over the entire painting, but just as a method to loosed you up and get a feel for acrylics. Let me know how you get on, Will Reply
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Landscapes To Paint

This is happening because there is no Paint Layer data on the Landscape when you first start to paint. To fix this issue, you need to continue to paint over the Landscape generating the Paint Layer data as you go along. If you would like to fill in the entire Landscape, first select a large brush size, like 8192.0, pick a layer that you want to use as a base and paint over the entire Landscape once. This will create Paint Layer data and allow you to continue to paint without anything turning black.
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Landscapes were idealized, mostly reflecting a pastoral ideal drawn from classical poetry which was first fully expressed by Giorgione and the young Titian, and remained associated above all with hilly wooded Italian landscape, which was depicted by artists from Northern Europe who had never visited Italy, just as plain-dwelling literati in China and Japan painted vertiginous mountains. Though often young artists were encouraged to visit Italy to experience Italian light, many Northern European artists could make their living selling Italianate landscapes without ever bothering to make the trip. Indeed, certain styles were so popular that they became formulas that could be copied again and again.
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The popularity of exotic landscape scenes can be seen in the success of the painter Frans Post, who spent the rest of his life painting Brazilian landscapes after a trip there in 1636–1644. Other painters who never crossed the Alps could make money selling Rhineland landscapes, and still others for constructing fantasy scenes for a particular commission such as Cornelis de Man’s view of Smeerenburg in 1639.

Landscapes To Paint

Compositional formulae using elements like the repoussoir were evolved which remain influential in modern photography and painting, notably by Poussin and Claude Lorrain, both French artists living in 17th century Rome and painting largely classical subject-matter, or Biblical scenes set in the same landscapes. Unlike their Dutch contemporaries, Italian and French landscape artists still most often wanted to keep their classification within the hierarchy of genres as history painting by including small figures to represent a scene from classical mythology or the Bible. Salvator Rosa gave picturesque excitement to his landscapes by showing wilder Southern Italian country, often populated by banditi.
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Dutch Golden Age painting of the 17th century saw the dramatic growth of landscape painting, in which many artists specialized, and the development of extremely subtle realist techniques for depicting light and weather. There are different styles and periods, and subgenres of marine and animal painting, as well as a distinct style of Italianate landscape. Most Dutch landscapes were relatively small, but landscapes in Flemish Baroque painting, still usually peopled, were often very large, above all in the series of works that Peter Paul Rubens painted for his own houses. Landscape prints were also popular, with those of Rembrandt and the experimental works of Hercules Seghers usually considered the finest.
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Landscape painting, also known as landscape art, is the depiction in art of landscapes – natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, especially where the main subject is a wide view – with its elements arranged into a coherent composition. In other works, landscape backgrounds for figures can still form an important part of the work. Sky is almost always included in the view, and weather is often an element of the composition. Detailed landscapes as a distinct subject are not found in all artistic traditions, and develop when there is already a sophisticated tradition of representing other subjects.
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Hi Will, Thank you so much, I am afraid of “wasting” paint and I know I have to get over that. I painted again today and used more paint and it felt better on the canvas. I need some work on the color mixing and blending, it takes me too long to mix the paint that my canvas dries. I did pick up some Golden paints in a few colors and I love them. I definitely like working with fewer colors for now and will try the painting again. Do you have any advice for blending paint on canvas? I should probably mix all my colors first so they are ready when the canvas is still wet. I will also try the painting with the palette knife, to get me over the paint wasting.

Hi Will, Thank you so much, I am afraid of “wasting” paint and I know I have to get over that. I painted again today and used more paint and it felt better on the canvas. I need some work on the color mixing and blending, it takes me too long to mix the paint that my canvas dries. I did pick up some Golden paints in a few colors and I love them. I definitely like working with fewer colors for now and will try the painting again. Do you have any advice for blending paint on canvas? I should probably mix all my colors first so they are ready when the canvas is still wet. I will also try the painting with the palette knife, to get me over the paint wasting. Thank you again for all your help, I truly appreciate it. Michelle Reply
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Pastoral, lush, dry, jagged, flat, or rolling, the landscape is nothing if not diverse. It calls to artists all over the world to photograph, study, and paint it. Follow in the footsteps of historic and countless artists before you by learning how to paint the landscape. But where do you start? Once you have chosen your preferred medium, all you need next is a scene, and a little guidance. Landscape Painting for Beginners (a free download) will help you take the first steps to learning how to paint the landscape. Start with Elizabeth Tolley’s expert advice on composition and design for landscape painting, including creating a focal point and center of interest, and understanding shapes. Then learn how to paint trees with Claudia Nice’s clear step-by-step demonstration on painting a shade tree in watercolor. Next you’ll learn 10 techniques for painting trees with Cathy Johnson. Last but not least, get inspiration on how to paint cityscapes with John Salminen. To receive your free download, join our mailing list and never miss news, tips, promotions or discounts. *
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Learn How to Paint Trees Perfectly Every Time Claudia Nice breaks down the process of painting a pastoral scene in watercolor in this four-step demonstration on how to paint a shade tree, excerpted from her timeless book Draw and Paint Trees in Watercolor, Pen and Ink. “Mature shade trees have lofty, spreading branches and heavy foliage that casts rich, dark shadows,” Nice says. “When the summer sun climbs high overhead and the air shimmers with heat, both man and beast seek the coolness found beneath the boughs of the shade tree. In this pasture landscape, it’s a flock of sheep that have found comfort beneath a grand old tree.” “Nearly every landscape contains at least some trees—even the desert has Joshua trees. And there are almost as many ways to paint trees as there are artists to paint them.” This comes from Cathy Johnson’s Watercolor Magic (April 2007, now Watercolor Artist) article on painting trees. Learn 10 techniques with this handy page that you can print and use as a reference.
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Hi Will! I am trying this right now and am a bit frustrated, not sure what I am doing wrong. I mixed the colors (I am using some student quality paint, I have Winsor and Newton Titanium White) but when I apply them they do not flow well at all on my canvas. I prepped my canvas but as I paint the paint is very thin and does not fill in the canvas nicely. I run out of color very quickly as well. Not sure if it is the canvas, the paint, me or ??? Thank you! Michelle

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