Painting Distant Hills with Watercolor

We will now look at how to paint the distant hills in this painting.

The distant hills were painted (Ultramarine Blue and a small amount of Alizarin Crimson), without any pre-wetting as I wanted to create a bright “clear day” effect – I did pre-wet one small area between the hills to enhance the feeling of distance. While the bottom of this wash was still wet I dropped in the distant tree line, on the left, again leaving some under wash showing through in patches to indicate distant fields.

StepThree how to paint distant hills
StepThree how to paint distant hills

Continue to: Freemans Reach Painting The Middle Ground   Return to: Step 2, Initial wash for watercolor landscape painting.