Step by step painting tutorial of a sunlit scene with palm trees. This painting is done with gouache paint. The location is Fort Lauderdale, Florida on A1A.

As you can see in the video I start with thinned paint for a transparent layer with wet into wet painting. From there I build more opaque layers and finally to the details. For the feel of bright light there must be substantial dark values to make the lighter values pop!

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how to painting tutorial from ft lauderdale beach, with palm trees
Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas, 6″x 6″ gouache on arches watercolor paper, ©2020 PJ Cook.