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

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:

For Dale’s full landscape painting tutorial, please visit Creative Catalyst.

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Today, watercolor painter Dale Laitinen shows some of the mark-making versatility you can achieve with just a few different paintbrush sizes at hand. In the clip below he uses at least three different sizes of brushes, as well as a variety of warm and cool color combinations to create visual depth and natural, organic details in his landscape painting. Take a look: NOTE: You can get Dale's full landscape painting tutorial at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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