Hello, friends, and welcome back to our studio.
With painting, with pastels.
We've come a long way, have we not?
We've learned about the use of colors, lighting.
We've seen the beaches, the sunsets and everything.
But if you take one of these elements and you revisit what we're trying to do here, we're trying to perfects our technique.
And that's what we're going to explore today.
If you look on the board that we have here, you'll notice that I've placed a landscape, one over the regular size, the irregular 18 by 24.
So what we try and going to try to do today, we are going to fill the whole panel with an artwork, a sunset famous.
And from there, what you can do if you wish to.
Afterwards, you can cut it into three pieces and have the three pieces framed separately.
And then from there you have something that's you could put on your wall that would be of value.
That would be very beautiful.
Now, we are going to start with this.
And as we promise, we said that we were going to do a sunset.
And as you remember from the last sunset that we did, we started from the top.
We had dark blue that we sparsely put on the top here.
And this is a pastel board that I'm using, unlike the regular paper, this is more resilient and it offers me more option as far as how much more coats of pastels that I can apply to it.
So I'm signing here just one thin layer of dark blue, and from there, moving on to slightly lighter.
Not doing too much of this right there.
I will leave it at.
It's that painting by layers.
I have my purple and I want it all to come together for me in the end.
Afterwards can I'm using the side of the pastel stick so that I can cover as much space as possible with one stroke.
There we go.
Now, since this is a sunset, I will go with this light orange here.
I'm going to have this break here like that.
And of course, I'll have I think I'll put the sun right here.
There we go.
Because of that, this area here will be this way.
And again, don't be afraid, because you're the one who is creating it and you can go back.
But this right here would be my son sitting.
Now I'm looking for my red.
These are going to be my clouds here, so I'm just going to add over it.
It's amazing afterwards how everything comes together.
Now I have an idea of where I want to go of this.
I'm going to use the black, the soft pastel, and the end of the island is going to come this way right over the water here.
And then what I'll have is the beach here.
But again, with the panoramic view, you have a lot of space to move around.
So I can do so much here.
But that's what we'll see.
Taking my red again.
So, yes, using the side to cover as my spaces.
I want to it's great.
And I'll bring the yellow right over the red right here.
Now, using the dark brown, I'm going to ship the ocean right over the water.
Some dark brown and some red over the red clouds.
I need it to be darker again.
If you don't have a darker brown, you can also use black over the existing brown that you do have.
So that should work out fine for you.
So I'm making texture over the ocean.
So even though it's dark, you will still see the waves crashing over.
And of course we'll get to play with the white afterwards to give it exactly the tone that we want, starting with the top one.
But the two layers of blue that I blended, I'm starting from the top and I'm blending one layer at a time.
Now, once I'm done with that first layer of blue, I'm touching the second layer blending in.
And so you have that smooth transition from the darker to the lighter.
And now we're moving the purple up as well to fade into that blue that we do have a nice smooth transition.
And I'm setting right above the red and the brown here.
Now since this is these are clouds that have those shapes and we remember what we talked about, the puffiness.
So I just want that balance with the top of the clouds.
So I'm giving it that balance right over the purple starting of the brown layer that we've applied and moving into the red as well.
And what we'll do, we're going back afterwards so that we can touch up the red and make it really strong, really out there, because the sunset usually just takes your breath away when you look at it.
So now that we've had this blending, we're going to touch up the yellow.
You notice it's appearing a bit dull when mix of the red.
Well, we'll get back to every one of them to every layer and play with them.
And not touching the sun still hot, letting it cool off for a little bit.
Back to my brown.
Now I'm going underneath the red just to outline and touching it.
One small right underneath the red.
And this is where the fun part begins because this is still down.
And while my fingers are dirty with the top colors, I'm just I'm just going to blend the ocean.
It's okay if it's flat at this point because I'm not adding anything yet to it.
Now I need my bright red so that we could go over and claim or sunset back.
This needs to take your breath away, even from a distance.
When you look at it.
So this time I'm blaming, but I'm making sure that I'm not losing any of that brightness you control.
How far in our how you push it with your finger.
Now, this is just the red.
I'm not touching any of the other colors that are on the page that is just great.
Now we have the yellow.
Now, if this one is right here, some of it will be filtering beneath the clouds.
And you need to show that.
And then we claiming this back, the sky need to be lit up.
And I'm keeping this as pure as I can.
This is what we start to play because it's right here.
I'm using the side of the pastel stick.
And as it comes closer to me, I'm basically adding the waves now, not just the line across.
I'm doing jagged one side just to catch the waves over the water and we still have room to play with this, but that is fine.
What I'll do, I'll leave this for now and we'll get back to it.
Now you notice that I have this here, okay?
This is part of a plan showing going into the beach right here so this can stay dark because at night you won't see much of that, but we can still have fun with it.
So what are we going to do?
I'm asking you the question here, the artist now, and it's your painting.
We're working together on this.
I have a lot of options now that it's out there.
I can just make my line here.
There we go.
Some of the waves crashing because this cannot be flat, but we're not leaving the colors as is with dulling.
It's a little bit.
We have white.
Now what we can do, we're going to add some excitement to our island, even though it's dark here.
So how are we going to do that?
Well, so tropical island, that's what we live in here.
Paradise, America's paradise.
So we can put some coconut trees reaching out to the sky.
And because it's a sunsets, you don't have to do too much to outline them.
So we'll start right here.
And remember, from a distance, you have to go.
There we go.
And as you get closer, you can make them bigger and taller.
And that gives you your perspective is right here.
So this finger has not been used yet.
So I'm just going to push it down really hard on it and follow down.
There we go.
And now to each to make the coconut palm phones, doing the arms.
What's nice of these because of the absence of light, you don't have to go over with green with them.
They can stay dark in contrast against the sunset.
And that is just fine now because this is a landscape style paper that we're using the long way.
You have the option of keeping this together as one, or you can cut it into three different pieces and frame it separately for your living room, your artwork in your living room.
How great is that?
And try not to do every one of them the same way, the same lamp, the same height, or with the same leaves.
Give it a little individuality.
Make them different.
Sometimes if the wind is coming from this way, you have all the branches this way.
Basically, if it's a beach that is windswept and that's constant, then you'll notice all of the palms are this way.
So again, you decide because you are in charge, you change.
These are all principles that we've learned before.
We can apply it in so many other ways.
So don't just wait for the show to start painting these things.
They can be free.
Do it whenever and remember that w tag says Place painting with pastel on Facebook.
So if you do have any questions you stuck painting.
Don't forget you can ask and your questions will be answered.
Now final one head on into France.
We're going to make a lot bigger schools and we can teach each.
So this like this, that covers everything for us.
And of course I can play with, you know, these colors that I have here.
I can add a touch of the reflection we remember.
It is your painting.
It's you can choose to piece whatever kind of trees that you'd like right there.
Or does that expression at night.
All cats are gray.
Yeah, you can leave it dark as this.
Now we'll just put a little finer touch here.
Just because it's nighttime does not mean that the water is going to be that still, because you notice that we have to the waves to it.
We adding this gold touch to it now it's okay while you're painting, you're looking at this and you could step back and look at it and see, is this where I want it to go with it?
I'm very pleased of it.
So I'm adding that, just touching the highlights.
A little bit of white so you can feel that glow and you don't really have a dull painting.
Adding some reports on the water and some distant coconut trees and seed with the power of suggestion.
I can just place some there.
So what you have here is a long, strange strand of beach.
So that just tells you that you can go as far as you want around.
So we have this beautiful sunset and again, some stars are out already.
Just place my name right here.
Are you happy to have it?
Friends, if you look at it, you'll get this feeling that you want.
They're looking at this sunset here.
So if you're not completely satisfied with your painting, it's okay, Tune in on us next time.
So that will take on a bigger challenge and you'll see how to do it right.
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See you then.
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