“The Bayou” step by step painting for another fun painting afternoon in Sanibel

i start with a warm red as a base-coat.

like with many of my paintings I start with a warm red as a base-coat.

second

using “dancing” brush-strokes i paint the sky in pink with yellow and white clouds.

third

the bushes and trees are done in dark green with some lighter green highlights.

fourth

the middle of the water area is dark to show the reflection of the trees, the right side is light and the left is a medium shade.

fifth

starting the grass area with thick paint and then i am scrapping the grass into it with the back of the brush.

sixth

many colors are layered into the grass area.

seventh

eight

the palms are next!

ninth and final :)

some sea-oats are added and the painting is complete and interesting!

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