I plan on painting the view of Mount Baldy, as seen from the San Bernardino Mountains. A lot of painters just like to grab their brushes and create the entire composition, but I prefer working with an outline. This view shows pilot rock right in front of Mount Baldy, and the tree laden mountains in the foreground. Next, I shall be painting in this outline sketch.
Today I finally finished painting the two palm trees and the San Bernardino Mountains composition with acrylic paints. This painting is based on a photograph that I took back in February, and I truly enjoy creating artwork based where I live.
The palm trunks were painted in by mixing together white and back acrylic paint, and several layers were applied to give these dimension.
After I painted in the palm trunks, I used several shades of green acrylic paint to fill in the palm fronds.
The painting turned out iridescent and shiny, which is reminiscent of the sky and mountains sparkling on a sunny winter day after a large snow storm.