Learn to paint a lush landscape with layers in this art class preview with Sofia Pavan Macias (@sofiapavanmacias). She will show you how to approach a painting, from using a good reference photo to finishing with details for depth. In addition, you’ll learn a dabbing technique for contrast and an ombré effect for shadows.

Topics Covered:

  • Layering base colours from top to bottom
  • Pre-mixing the paint for speed and consistency 
  • Adding contrast with a dabbing technique
  • Creating a 3D effect by using dark colours in the foreground
  • Emulating shadows and highlights with an ombré effect 

Live Demo reference image

In the Mini Workshop art class, Sofia will teach:

  • Adding depth with layers
  • Understanding value and hue
  • Detailing the foreground
  • Simplifying the background

Enrol in Sofia's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

    Etchr Products mentioned:

    Jackson's Art Products mentioned:

    Other materials:

    • Synthetic brushes: smaller round and flat brushes will be most useful 
    • Water
    • An old towel 

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    - Etchr Studio Team


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