Painting The Palm Trees And The San Bernardino Mountains

After I finished the outline sketch of the two palm trees with the San Bernardino Mountains as a backdrop, I decided to paint in the background.  First, I under-painted the sky with a sparkly light blue color, and then I added a regular light blue acrylic paint.  Once that dried, I went back over this with the light blue sparkle paint so the sky would shine.

Next, I under-painted the San Bernardino Mountains with a mixture of purple and blue paint, to create the purple tone that is often spotted when these mountains are seen from a distance.  Next, I added splatters of white paint to create the look of snow, and then when over it with a light blue glitter paint to give the snow a luminous and sparkly effect.  I still have a lot to do to the painting, but it is progressing.  Now it is time to paint in the palm trees, but I sort of like the negative space the unpainted palm trees create.



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