Painting The View of Mount Baldy

Painting the sky above Mount Baldy in the distance.
Painting the sky above Mount Baldy in the distance.
Painting in Mount Baldy in the background, and the green mountain with trees in the foreground.
Painting in Mount Baldy in the background, and the green mountain with trees in the foreground.
Using titanium white paint to create the snow capped peaks of Mount Baldy.
Using titanium white paint to create the snow capped peaks of Mount Baldy.
Here I have painted in the foreground the San Bernardino Mountains. I will be adding more trees to this foreground area.
Here I have painted in the foreground the San Bernardino Mountains. I will be adding more trees to this foreground area.

The video below illustrates the process of painting Mount Baldy from the start point to the mid-point where I am now.

Here I have I have painted in more trees in the foreground of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Here I  started painting  in more trees in the foreground of the San Bernardino Mountains.

At this point in the painting I have added more of the trees in the foreground, and the video below illustrates how this looks in motion.

Come back to this blog in the next few days to see the progress I am making on this piece of Southern California inspired artwork.

Creating An Outline For The View of Mount Baldy Painting

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.

Outline Drawing For The Pinnacles

Painting of Two Palm Trees And The San Bernardino Mountains

Painting Two Palm Trees And The San Bernardino Mountains

 

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.