I often use Pinterest to find inspiration for colors, techniques and landscapes. When I saw this waterside forest full of loose, watery images, I knew I wanted to give it a try.
I sketched in the largest elements and started painting in the vivid colors.
I layered on the base colors. Then added layers and layers of color to create depth.
Lastly, my favorite part - adding pencil lines to add details. I love the depth that is created by just allowing the pencil to dance across the paper. I merely suggest where it might go next. It sometimes listens and sometimes not.