Learn how to paint a beautiful summer prairie sunset!
-red, yellow, orange, black, white acrylic paint
-canvas or cardboard
-rag or paper towel
-water for washing brush
-1 small flat brush
-1 large flat brush
1. Place small dabs of yellow, orange, and white paint all over the canvas.
2. Dampen the brush by dipping it in water and drying off the excess water with a rag or paper towel.
With a back and forth (side to side) motion, blend the colours together.
If there’s any areas where it’s dry, add a tiny bit of water and another small dab of paint to help with blending.
3. Make the center darker by adding dabs if red paint. Blend again using a back and forth motion.
4. To paint the wheat, dip a small flat brush in black paint. Make slightly curved lines starting from the bottom of the canvas. To get a tapered end, gradually apply less pressure as you go up and flick your wrist at the end. You can practice on scrap paper if you wish!
5. Continue painting more wheat. To fill in the bottom, use the same technique to make shorter lines.
6. To make the wheat, paint a long line with a small flat brush.
Dip the brush in black paint. Use the brush as a stamp to make small lines at the top of the line to resemble the grains of wheat.
7. And you’re done!