Finished Painting

Finished Painting on Pastelmat (Sienna Colour) 18″ x 14″

Despite the unusual subject matter of this piece, it provided the perfect opportunity to show how to create trees in a background. It’s something I have had to paint many times in both landscapes and portraits. I take you from the beginning to show you how I layer up the colours and create depth in my greenery.
As an extra bonus from this painting I also made a tutorial on how to paint an out of focus group of people. This is especially useful in showing you how to loosely suggest something without going into detail.
I hope to make more tutorials to add to this series from the footage I made of this painting.

Green Trees Background Tutorial – Part 1

Green Trees Background Tutorial – Part 2

Group of People Tutorial – Part 3

Timelapse Video