WILDFLOWERS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN THIS VIBRANT LANDSCAPE. I used several textural effects to create the flowers and produce a three-dimensional illusion. The cooler colors of the trees make the bright and colorful flowers the focal point.

Step 1

Divide the canvas into four horizontal sections. Starting with the top, I apply an even, light wash of misty blue. Below that, I add Naples yellow, painting in a V-like shape toward the center of the canvas. Next I add yellow-green to fill in the space around the yellow. Then I use horizon blue and cadmium green in large patches. Finally, I add mauve to fill in the bottom. I leave some white ...

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