Techniques to paint oil landscape

Posted On November 27, 2014 by

Begin now to paint the terrain, choose neutral colors and not too strong for the fund. The colors are crisp and less contours delineated.
Begin then to give glazes of color is very light in the main parts of the shade to realize that the painting will have once finished. Make the corrections you deem appropriate. At this stage, the minimum amount of color used, you will facilitate the task. Get started to enhance the color and correct it according to your needs, always taking into account the effect you will obtain.

Up to now we have treated the set and the chromatic effects, continue now beginning to paint the details.
Get started to enhance the colors, without haste to finish and avoid focusing on only one part of the picture, but always evaluating the set. Remember that in painting as in the drawing, it is always easier to darken the one hand, that brighter.

Now check the LIGHT of the picture, the parties clarified in light and darkened the shadows. Remember to do these operations progressive and remember color theory and how to paint the shadows.

The effect of distance:

  • The prospective effect. The perspective is also important in landscapes of the countryside where there are no houses. It applies also to draw streets, rows of trees and so on.
  • The size of the objects. The objects are more distant, the more they become small.
  • The colors that change with the distance.

The colors fade and fade to gray / blue as the nearest parts spent painting the most distant parts and approach towards the horizon. In the distance, beyond the hue, the colors also color intensity. The distant bodies, they will never have the bright colors that you may have in the representation of objects in the foreground.
Ultimate your work and, if necessary, make final corrections.


  • After you have finished painting your picture, put it aside and do not look for a few days. When you regain it, you may might notice some errors, both of design, that of painting, which you had not noticed before. It 'a normal thing, because the eye and the mind accustomed to look at what they see all the time. Proceed to correct your design and your colors, and eliminate errors painting.
  • Another trick that you can prove handy to avoid this is to put the picture in front of the mirror and look at through it. In this way you will see your picture upside down 180 degrees. You get the feeling of watching a new painting. Even in this case you will notice mistakes in painting and drawing that you had not noticed before, and you can then proceed to eliminate them.
  • When the job is finished let it dry completely. Protect the work with a layer of fixative or spray paint. Both have a protective function, but a different effect. Spray the paint, holding approximately 30 cm away, do not go overboard in use, so avoid the paint drains. Let the work in the horizontal position.

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