VIDEO: How to Paint Distant Tree-covered Hills (using Watercolors)

By Dan in Art Tutorials > Video Tutorials

In today’s video, watercolor painter Dale Laitinen demonstrates a fairly easy method for covering distant hills in realistic looking trees.

After mixing together a blue-green color (to simulate atmospheric distance and shadow) Dale follows the line of the hill downward, making short, vertical brushstrokes for far-off trees. By massing some of the strokes closer together, and some farther apart, Dale creates the idea of a distant forest in just minutes. Take a look:

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