Continue building the mountain
using a combination of all colors used previously and the top
and bottom colors on this page. Start building the warm side
of the mountain using the reddish color. Place this color only
on the left (sunlit) side of the mountain as shown in the photo
below. Create small peaks rising into the light with this color.
Make your knife strokes follow the shape of the mountain face
you are creating.
Once you have the basic mountain
features blocked in, begin painting the shadow snow patterns
that appear on the right side of the mountain. Use the middle
color (white + ultramarine blue) for this step. Allow some of
the basic mountain color to mix with this color and to show through
in places. This helps attach the snow to the mountain sides.
Next, use the phthalo green
mix to paint in the mist at the bottom of the entire mountain.
Blend this color up into the mountain color and take it all the
way to the bottom as shown. Add a speck of white as you move
to the bottom to create more of a mist.
Next, begin painting the
sunlit snow in much the same manner you did with the small distant
mountain. (review the final painting and the closeup on the next
page) Begin a pattern that makes this snow also appear to cling
to the mountain and rest in the crevices. Blend the snow colors
a bit more as they move down into the mist at the mountain base.
Once you have the mountain, mist and snow
colors established, begin painting the small mountain on the
lower right. Use the same bottom color here to build this little
mountain. Hold your knife in a vertical position to create the
illusion of trees. (see next step)