My wife cajoled me into painting an acrylic piece (she did her own piece, and I did mine).
For reference, we used one of the paintings featured in the book “Art school : a complete painters course” by Patricia Monahan, Patricia Seligman, Wendy Clouse. ISBN: 9780600614135
This was her paint palette (she bought a “stay wet” palette).
I started my piece by sketching the outlines of the hills, in pencil.
The fun part starts: I applied a mix of blue and white to the sky.
Then started on the green hills, working towards darker colours (in Acrylics, you work from dark to light — but I’m never one to follow the rules strictly):
When the painting was almost complete, I decided the sky needed a touch of gray and some reflection of the green. If not, the sky was a bit too plain looking.
The completed painting. Took about 2 hours, slightly less.