How to Paint mountains
If you want to Paint something like the Joy Of Painting Series watch Bob's video and practice.
I think it will take some time to learn,but that is enough.
Bob has repeatedly explained this in the show.
However except Bob's description, I will explain little bit about this .
When you form a mountain,it does not matter how you grab the knife.
it is interesting many beginners shape every mountain into a triangle.
If you notice it, change the shape little bit may make it look like a real.
Mountain highlights and shadows
When highlighting or shadowing mountains you need to grab the knife
very lightly with your thumb and forefinger,the other fingers just touch it,
during highlight the mountain ,do not touch the knife to the canvas
until last part.
Only the paint touches the canvas.
Use the weight of knife and your hand only guides the direction.
To paint an actual mountain
Take a close look at the whole thing and fine-tune it ,such as the shape,
size,and height of the mountains. If you do not fix it at this stage ,
you may not be able to fix it later.
Fixative or Black gesso
Spray the fixative to fix the carbon on the canvas .
Painting liquid white without doing this will smear the canvas.
If you don't have a fixative, you can solve the problem by using black gesso
to trace the line sketched and paint dark area that drew the sketch .
Dry black gesso completely, apply liquid white as usual.
Paint the sky with any color you want.
Deside the mountain color
It becomes whitish as you get further away. If you want to see the mountains
you paint far away, lighten the color and if you want to feel powerful near you,
darken the color.
At this stage, if there is a particularly dark part of the mountain, repaint the base color there.
Highlights and shadows
In most cases, acutual mountains are not as simple as Bob did.
Watch carefully which parts need highlights or shadows .
While checking the direction of light, add highlights and shadows.
After adding highlights and shadows ,add details with script liner brush .