Learn to paint in Acrylic paints - Step by Step
As many of you know, I am new to painting, and it amazes me how it has changed how I view things.
We traveled from Northern Michigan to Southern Alabama. The journey took us through Kentucky and Tennessee, the area that is full of foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I found myself looking at the scenery and asking how would I paint it. I also paid more attention to the shades and tones that presented themselves with the changing position of the sun.
There was one particular moment that, if there had been a good place to stop, I would have taken a picture. We were traveling early in the morning on the Blue Grass Highway, south and west of Lexington. The road was winding through the foothills. We came around a curve in the road and the scene a head of us was breath-taking.
There was a morning mist hugging the ground, and ahead of us a large hill was jutting out of the fog. The lower part of the hill was completely enshrouded in the cloud making the top look like an island in the sky. It was amazing.
I am planning on trying to reproduce it from the image in my mind.
On a side note: When we returned home to Michigan, I attended a Wine and paint. The painting we did was a scene woods in the fog. It taught me how to do the mist, and so I am eager to get started on my Kentucky Mist painting.
An additional point of interest during our trip. We were sitting at a red light on Hwy 59 in Foley Alabama when a car pulled up next to us. The car was old, the paint was faded and showed signs of rust, and dings in various places. The Door was painted advertising a fine art studio. Looking at the car, my first thought was, he must not be very successful.
However as I looked at the car again, I realized he had painted the car to look like it had faded paint with rust and dings in it. My opinioned changed. He was a very good, creative artist.