Painting a picture of the Pinnacles in the San Bernardino Mountains is a meaningful art project for people who are residents of this region. The painting of the Pinnacles is based on a photograph taken during a hike in April of 2010. Painting landscapes is something anyone can do on a budget, and people can even make a little bit of money doing so in the process. Prints of landscape artwork can be sold online on sites such as Zazzle, or even sold at local art shows and galleries. Landscape artwork of a local region has nostalgic value for many, and it is the type of souvenir that often has more appeal than a mass produced postcard. If you paint of a popular vacation destination, you might just be able to sell quite a few art prints, postcards, and art shirts on sites such as Zazzle.
The painting of the Pinnacles featured in this article was created with the following steps:
An outline drawing of the boulders and the chaparral out at the Pinnacles was created on a canvas measuring 16 by 20 inches.
The sky was painted in with a light-blue shade of oil paint.
The boulders were painted in with various shades of gray and pink.
Dark green paint was used to fill the grassy area surrounding the boulders.
Light green paint was used to lighten portions of the grass, and to give it more dimension. The lighter shade of green also helped the boulders stand out more in the composition.
The chaparral was painted in with brown tones of oil paint.
The painting dried on an easel before hanging it on the wall.