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My Own Paradise

Updated: Apr 28

It wasn't easy to get here, but I'm so thankful I made the journey to the beautiful country of Panama! This tiny painting is another tribute to the awesome vistas that influence me here. No, I don't live by the beach in a cute little hut, but I did get to spend some time in one, and of course I had to immortalize it with paint!

Preparing the Canvas

  • Applied one coat of Liquitex white gesso with a Princeton Select 2" flat brush.

  • Drew my design in HB pencil.

  • Applied another coat of gesso.

Drawing the Complete Image

  • Drew out complete image with black 0.7mm Posca marker.

Adding Color

  • Added blue for waterfall and ocean.

  • Used green Posca marker for plants and trees.

  • Added yellow for additional visual interest.

  • Used white to add shine and mist to waterfall.

  • Used red to make volcano look menacing.

  • Added pink to sky, some plants, and doors of huts.

Finalizing Details

  • Solidified details by going over most areas again with the black Posca marker.

Final Considerations on Varnishing

  • Would choose a semi-gloss spray varnish for final finish.

Check out the following links to get the same paints and brushes that I used!

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