The view from top

Step 1 :

Wet the entire paper except the part where the river flows. Drop in the local colour.


Step 2 :

Paint the distant mountains. While the wash is wet drop in some darks to indicate trees.


Step 3 :

Rewet the area below the horizon line and paint in the tree lines.


Step 4 :

Wet the entire area to the right of the river and add more trees varying he colour, sizes and shapes.


Step 5 :

Wet the are to the left of the right river bank. Add trees and reflections.


Step 6 :

Add some details to the trees.


Step 7 :

Strengthen the water area in the immediate foreground with a yellow/blue variegated wash.


The finished painting.

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