Starting new beach scene landscape with a bicycle in the foreground. First I painted in a yellow/orange wash to view the composition. This initial wash adds value and shows the basic composition of the scene.

Watch how I start painting the sky in this beach bicycle scene

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At this point you can easily make any adjustments to the painting. Also orange is the complement of blue( my favorite color is blue, in case you haven’t noticed) I may leave a few small areas of this orange wash peeking through and it leaves a nice little pop of color to your painting.

Check back to view this original acrylic as I continue painting, and follow me on instagram @pjcookartist.


painting tutorial video of a beach bicycle landscape in acrylic paint by artist PJ Cook.