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.


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.