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ACRYLIC PAINTING TUTORIAL | HOW TO PAINT A TROPICAL BEACH🌴 STEP by STEP🌴🎨



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hi everyone welcome back to my channel

I'm acrylic artist Joni Young and today

I'm going to show you how to paint this

really pretty tropical landscape here

the colors were gonna use and I'll have

a full list of all the materials down

below in the description box working on

11 by 14 double primed stretched canvas

I'm gonna use my large flat brush

squeeze out some phthalo blue across the

top with a little bit of water I'm gonna

pull back and forth nice long strokes

creating the darkest part of the sky at

the top and then a line right down here

for the horizon now I want the sky to go

from dark blue to light blue so I'm

gonna take some white and squeeze that

out directly onto the canvas pick it up

with my brush that still has some blue

in it a little bit of water and blend

softly back and forth side to side and

then up on an angle a little bit gives a

little bit more movement in the sky add

a little bit more white again make it

lighter and lighter

so working quickly like this with your

brush back and forth really fast gets

you that soft smooth blended look in the

sky I'm gonna just pull a little line

right under the horizon get a bit of

water and do that again

and I'm gonna switch over to my filbert

brush now and what I'm gonna do is just

get my brush a little bit wet dry off

the drips on the towel and just start

scrubbing gently or scumbling off some

of that blue and white paint leaving the

canvas underneath showing and these will

be little subtle clouds later on we'll

add a little bit of titanium white but

this is a nice little technique easy way

of creating clouds in your sky making

them look really soft you just stumble

it off a bit and then wipe all that

excess paint off on your towel you can

also clean your brush off in between

each time but it's not really necessary

so long as you just wipe it off on that

towel it'll be fine

and I'm gonna do this a little bit up

here I'm not gonna be adding any white

paint to this later on I just want to

create a little bit of a lighter cloud

effect up here a little bit softer

looking okay now after cleaning my brush

I'm gonna squeeze out the line of

turquoise I'll go back to my clean flat

brush and I'll start pulling that paint

back and forth side to side and then I'm

gonna come in curved over down towards

the bottom left corner of the canvas

this gives us a nice perspective and

shape to our little beach island and

we're gonna add some white now right

onto that canvas place my brush flat

barely touch and drag almost like you'd

be using a pallet knife in fact you

could it's a pallet knife for this if

you want so we just want it to get

lighter and lighter as it comes up onto

that sand and that Beach and we'll just

kind of disappear and fade off right

into that

and making it look so shallow and making

that water look really inviting now

wherever I want to have the water

looking a little bit deeper or a little

bit more shallow then I'm going to

scrape off we're just kind of pull off

some of that excess paint and dab it off

on my towel and this will leave some

darker patches maybe for some coral

reefs or just some deeper areas in the

water so just make your water look more

interesting and the painting overall

more interesting

so I'm gonna squeeze out some titanium

white and I'm just gonna use the corner

of my brush and I'll show you right here

dab it into the white and tap tap tap

for little clouds far off into the

distance so easy people always over

think and get intimidated by painting

clouds but they're one of the easiest

things to paint we're gonna keep it

really simple and just leave our clouds

right in this area here and I'll just

brush softly back and forth get a little

bit on the edge there

pick up a little bit more white and make

this area a little bit lighter

I'm gonna make it look like there's some

movement in the water and it's coming up

on the shore soft subtle little waves

just kind of pull your brush around

softly little wavy motions

okay let's wash our brush out now really

well and I'm gonna take some of my neon

orange mix it with a little bit of that

white and we'll just add a little tint

to our Beach

I always like to make my beaches have a

nice warm peachy glow to them when you

first look at it at first glance it's

just white but there's always a little

tint of a warm yellow or that warm

peachy neon orange I've got my light

ultramarine blue I'm gonna take a little

bit of that then I'm gonna add that

right above the horizon just for another

color to our sky and it's very

complementary to the Greens that we're

going to be using and that little hint

of neon orange so we'll pull softly back

and forth get it a nice blended we're

also going to be using this same color

for some shadows on the beach from the

palm trees and then wherever we want to

have some shadows in the water we can

just pull and drag a little line here

and there that blue

all right now it's time to start using

our SAP green and build up all our palm

trees and our foliage on this island so

I'm gonna squeeze out a few little dabs

right onto the canvas on this right side

and I'm gonna use my little filbert

brush tap tap-tap up to the top we're

gonna have a nice big group of palm

trees right over here and some nice

little shadows casting down below from

them so we want to have this dark rich

SAP green under all the light bright

greens and the yellows that we're gonna

head in for highlights after we'll pull

one long sweeping palm tree right in

here pull and flick all these little

arches for the palm leaves I'll just do

that roughly right now get my shadow

color in here so if you need this for

shadow and contrast we want to have that

nice deep SAP green looks so inviting

add some shadows down here we might

change the color a little bit later on

by adding some light altering blue to it

and I want this area back here to be a

little bit darker but that's not the

right color

there's too much green on there so I'm

just gonna try and take some of that off

which I can easily do because the paint

is still wet so just wipe it off and

onto the towel

Hey

take a little bit more of that light

ultramarine blue and go right over top

of that line up there and horizon

wherever you want a shadow you can add

that that blue it'll be really pretty I

switch over to my liner brush now you

can use any liner brush that you're

comfortable with using squeeze out some

more of my neon orange light grass green

and my cat iam yellow I'm using Windsor

and Newton today and this is a cadmium

yellow warm and it is what translucent

or transparent so when I'm using it if I

really want it to show up I'm gonna have

to tint it with a little bit of white

I'm just gonna wash this liner brush off

really quick pick up white and neon

orange mix those two colors together and

pull out for my tree trunk on my palm

tree and it's okay if it's blending in

and mixing in with that green

so just a few little lines here for some

tree trunks and sometimes when I'm

pulling these lines and I'm taking the

paint off underneath and that works too

because as long as you're getting a

light color there you can see it it's

standing out and then I go back for more

white yellow and orange pull and flick

little skinny arches will start building

up the highlights all that light and

shadow and palm leaves wash my brush off

and now I'm gonna switch over to another

brush and start coming in with more

details on these trees I've got my mini

fan brush here it's really fun one to

use for palm trees so I'm going to pull

right into that CAD yellow and the light

grass green and just start flicking and

pulling off each one of these little

perch lines that we've added on the tops

of this these trees so pollen flick and

don't worry if your palm leaves look a

little bit messy they can go in

different directions because it's

usually breezy on a tropical island

so it's blowing them in all different

ways so we're barely touching the canvas

if we push too hard with our brush we're

just going to push into that dark green

and our highlights won't work so you

want to do this very gently and very

lightly

and I like painting wet on wet for the

reason that you can get so many more

tones and shades so every time I add the

yellow and the light green and the white

it's slightly picking up that sac green

underneath and making more shades of

green and it just makes your painting a

little bit more realistic and

interesting so I'm gonna reapply my

brush quite often using a lot of paint

for these and I'll just continue doing

this beginning another palm-leaf all

different directions some of them are

gonna look a little bit darker and some

of them are gonna have really bright

highlights on them I'm gonna go back to

my liner brush now pick up a little bit

of orange yellow and white and do skinny

little lines for the center of each

palm-leaf and you don't have to do every

single one but this line you want it to

be in the middle of each palm-leaf it'll

be the brightest part and then you can

do individual little palm leaves and

little lines this just helps you create

all those late and dark areas laying

shadow and contrast

wash my brush off and pick up a little

bit more that peach color I made I will

just add a few little dabs here and

there in fact and and I'm gonna switch

over to my filbert brush pick up orange

and some white again and add a little

bit more of a glow that warm peachy glow

to the sand

and a few more shadows so just a little

line you can take if you put on too much

like I have here you can just pull it

off right away very easily and then with

my clean brush I'm taking light

ultramarine blue again and I'm going to

use this as the color for our shadows

so just a little patch right here and

then I'm gonna have some right above the

horizon again very softly underneath

those clouds it's okay if you pick up a

little bit of that green I'm just gonna

soften this area this little shadow up a

little bit more here

if you want your shadows a little bit

later by all means you can add a little

bit of titanium white to your blue and

then I'm just gonna tap in some foliage

down here for some more shadows and just

a little bit of a different color to

break up all that green I've got another

mini fan brush that I'm using I'm gonna

take my cadmium yellow and I'll start

pulling and flicking some more palm

leaves in here now I'm going to take a

bit of white with it this time so you

see how we change up all the palm leaves

are kind of different you want to think

about that when you're painting trees

and foliage and even sky and water you

don't want it to all be the same color

make it interesting think about where

light and shadows fall and that how that

changes the tone

and I'm turning my brush around to make

the Polly's go in different directions

you've been out a few little highlights

down here at the base of the trees just

tapping lightly small little flicks to

okay so this is looking pretty good I

think I want to add a little bit of a

warm glow soft peachy glow to some of

our clouds so that wasn't bright enough

I'm gonna pick up a little bit more

white and try that again so very lightly

dabbing and pulling

maybe soften up this area right here

it's taking more light ultramarine blue

and pulling it right above that arisin

again

so I think we're almost finished just

painting I've just got a couple more

things to do when work on these shadows

just a little bit more just want to

soften that green that we have there by

adding more blue and then I'll just

place the excess paint right up on that

horizon line I've got a little bit of

phthalo blue just a tiny bit darken this

up a little bit more that helps to make

everything stand out better too makes

the water look deeper back there or

almost get the illusion that maybe

there's an island back there in the

distance gives us Lord a separation from

water to sky

act my liner brush more cadmium yellow a

little bit of white

so sometimes I hop around from one thing

to the next in a painting in order for

something to have enough time to dry a

little bit so the paint is still

slightly wet but it's at that stage

where I can now add some highlights that

I know are really going to stick now and

really show up and this is getting to

the end of her painting so I want to add

these final little details in here that

peachy color

for the tree trunks

okay I'll get more of the peach color

and just add it down here in the sand

right around my little shadows now back

to the filbert brush more white I'm

going to tap in some more light on these

clouds very subtle

and then a little bit of that light

ultramarine blue right underneath

and I'm just pulling into the wet paint

to create little lines then I'm going to

go to my really long liner brush and

take a little dab of that SAP green and

start tapping in for some deep dark

shadows in here this play will get more

of a contrast and our highlights will

stand out even better

so we'll just sneak a little bit right

in here

so just by doing these small little

things that make such a big difference

right a little bit of water on my brush

just to help get that paint to flow

nicely pick up some yellow and I have

just a few little flicks right on this

palm leaf here

so as I add the last details of this

painting I want to thank you guys so

much again for joining me I hope you get

inspired to paint this and like this

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soon in my next video bye for now guys

happy painting