In this real time gouache painting, I’ll show you how I painted the Horseshoe Waterfall in Tasmania – and the process to build up lights on top of darks! I’ll be working from a photo, and you can, too – just download it from Paint My Photo where you can create art from uploaded photos without any worries about copyright. Consider a donation to the site if you end up using their images, it’s not cheap to run a website!
Tutorial: Real Time Gouache Painting: Waterfall in Tasmania
Download the reference photo if you’d like to try painting along!
Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!
After beginning with a loose wash to leave only the whites of the falls open, and add in darks, making the areas covered *larger* than needed. Later layers will be able to cover those edges, but it’s better to get the darks in early than try to add them later.
Working from darks, move to dark midtones, middle midtones, light midtones, then lights. The more delicate the jump between them, the more steps of dimension you can build.
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This is so beautiful Sandy … and my sister just visited there with her family!!
Wow! Beautiful and fast!