Learn How to Paint Mountains – Acrylic Painting Lesson by JM Lisondra

Learn How to Paint Mountains – Acrylic Painting Lesson by JM Lisondra

This will be the colors I am going to use
in this tutorial. White, phthalo blue, lamb black, medium yellow and burnt sienna.
Let’s start by sketching the shape of the mountain. I used burnt sienna for sketching.
Lets assume that there is a nearer and far mountains. And first we need to visualize
its look, shape and colors. Just draw it and make sure the top are irregulars. The horizon will be the base of the farthest mountain. Let’s mix the sky blue and paint over for
the sky. Let’s make it fast. Add clouds to it. And that’s it! We are now ready for the
mountains’ base colors. Let’s mix bluist gray like colors. As you
can see it, it almost like gray but its bluist. I don’t use pure blue. Start with the farthest
mountains. Just mix the darker
version of the farthest mountains. More blue and black then paint it all over
the sketch. Ok let it dry for about 15 to 30 minutes before adding the final touch. Now let’s paint the field. Mix yellow, white
and a little blue for it, then paint it all. You can play with the colors. Add a blue to make it greener or black or red to make it brown. Then let it dry. Let’s mix for the farthest mountain highlights.
Mix the white, little blue and little black. Make it more lighter. Let’s assume that the sun is in the left. So we put all the highlights on the left side of the mountains. Use a smaller brush, the pointed one to make the good details. For the nearer mountain, lets start the darker side detail. Mix a darker bluist gray color and add a little green and white. Just follow the color I create on screen. Then slowly tap the right side of the mountain. Paint it slowly. Don’t put it all. Make some spaces. Just imagine that we paint the trees. Then mix blue, yellow and burnt sienna and white to make the highlights. Tap the left side and use a flat brush. Just imagine that its forest. Slowly paint it but don’t put it all. Make some spaces. Don’t overdo. Ok, it looks like it’s been touch by sunlight. Add a little lighter color. To make it more visible. I add some mountain cliffs. Just mix a lighter color and paint. For finishing the painting I add nearer vegetations. And that’s all. You can now create a realistic mountains. Thank you for watching!
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Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “Learn How to Paint Mountains – Acrylic Painting Lesson by JM Lisondra

  1. Sasank Vemavarapu says:

    can u please upload how to paint Houses….like country side? ?
    it will be really helpful! !

  2. Will G says:

    Weird voice, but nice painting!

  3. charmant211 says:

    thx my friend u do a great job for all painting lovers <3
    language was never a barrier front arts

  4. Brent Nolin says:

    awesome … loved it

  5. Monique Temblor-Lee says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent!!! Your paintings are beautiful!!!

  6. neni setiati says:


  7. biggyrat57 says:

    You're a good teacher. A valuable asset to any interested artist curious about other techniques. I enjoyed your video. Thanks.

  8. The Abundance Movement says:

    Sheesh! Such a great video ruined by creepy robot voice. Can you do the voice yourself? get someone else or i'll do it!

  9. jocelyne arcand says:

    your painting is beautiful but your music is tirring, excuse my french

  10. Paul Melkus says:

    I'm switching over to Acrylic painting over from oil painting since the cost is less and the clean up is easier. I have two questions. First question is do you use Gesso to prime your canvas and I never seen you adding any water to keep the Acrylic from drying out so fast, are you using a retarder. Thanks for wonderful lesson.

  11. Mar Azul says:

    nice tutorial but horrible music – sorry no ofence

  12. Linda Lee Harper says:

    This is helpful for helping to understand how to more readily establish perspective. As a beginner, your showing up close and personal how to use the brushes I find very helpful,

  13. Adlin Osar says:

    Great lesson for painting mountains! Thank you!

  14. Frederick Vesseur says:

    This is an excellent video.

  15. sandy charles says:

    Amazing! Thank you!

  16. colutuber says:

    Great lesson helped me a lot and subscribed immediately. By the way love the Stephen Hawking impression.. cheers

  17. goygoy Goygoy says:

    Türkçe altyazı??😳

  18. RD6593 says:

    What a powerful imagination you have. this is great, thanks a lot. this is very helpful, nice tutorial. Fine details. keep up the good work! 👏👏👏

  19. Jay Gee says:

    Thanks for the lesson. Can you tell us what brushes you used? 🙂

  20. fatima sadaoui says:

    thanks for the lesson

  21. Carole. Kratzkd says:

    Very nice,good distant mountains especially.

  22. Anais Alwer says:

    Thank you so much for the great lesson.Really appreciate the time and energy you're putting for making all the videos. I'm using gouache for the lesson and it still turns out great. i wish i can show you the result. Please keep on posting tutorials.

  23. Az says:

    Amazing art. You are a true legend and the brushes you use aren't expensive. when i paint i always say how i have terrible paints but you show its more about practice and skill and you deserve all those well earned subs. Keep up the good work.

  24. Aotearoa2010 says:

    Absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!! Gives me lots of tips of how to paint distant mountains and the use of colours. Love the way you talk too!

  25. Jaafar Ali says:

    realy lt's gard hand
    you are famuse artist.

    jaffar from bahrain

  26. Monya Elias says:

    Beautiful tutorial. Thank you!

  27. Đùa Nhau says:

    link music :))

  28. Azizah Lackraj says:


  29. Azizah Lackraj says:

    thnx fuh d lesson…it relally help eh

  30. Azizah Lackraj says:


  31. Gumamela Flower says:

    Wow! That's wonderful. Thank you!

  32. TheMightysimi says:

    thank you , interesting!
    did you painted over wood?

  33. Motion Life says:

    This video inspired me,Thank you for inspiring young artists like me.

  34. Gracie Thankful says:

    very nice

  35. hazelduffau says:

    Hi John that wasz a wonderful lesson I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot I like the way you show mixing the colours that helps a lot and you speak clearly and slowly it"s a pity it was'nt you speaking this time keep going with the lessons I went to another artist and could not follow him it was like a train so fast and not much explanations now i'll have a go at the River thanks again John Hazel

  36. Jean Milhollin says:

    Very good Thank you

  37. m k says:

    I am old biginner but I have seen long time yr painting pls show when did you use water and how many? what kind papaer did u recomend cold hot or rough type?
    i am very easy find you are phlinno becouse u say some time tagalog
    for me yr english is very easy understand than other artist. thanks yr nice painting share us

  38. Carol Hayes says:

    the lesson is good the music is annoying.

  39. Amanda Alvarado says:

    This is so amazing!

  40. Motion Life says:

    I keep watching this video it inspires me really not joking around.Pls paint a farm field I've been practicing but no progress at all.

  41. Cheryl Lockhart says:

    John,  I was trying to paint some desert mountains and used your to do it. You are amazing. I always come back to yours.

  42. weaboo06 says:

    thank you!! you make it look so easy

  43. Josef Nikodým says:

    thank you are fantastic.

  44. maria sierra says:

    Lisondra,you are amazing!

  45. Deana Lindahl says:

    very nice mountain one John. than helped me with where to place. will try. but won't look as good as yours. thank u for sharing so many different types. watching as many as I can and wait for new ones. Deana.

  46. roxe merry says:

    sir tell me..which brushes u use in ur all paintings??

  47. roxe merry says:

    john i love ur paintings and i make one also..plz just tell me about ur all brushes..that what kind of brushes u use in ur all paintings?and also the tell me their brand name

  48. rabia Khan says:

    thanku sooooo much john for helping me out with the painting 🙂 stay blessed

  49. Shannondoah Henley says:

    Imma going to try it! I am out of white so …..sigh…..might not turn out so nice.

  50. Shahana Begum says:


  51. Fiona Lu says:

    Very nice!

  52. Shannondoah Henley says:

    I had white, still did not work 🙁 I guess I just need more practice

  53. Saiju Mathew says:

    I like your style of painting .can u make hill station painting for beginners

  54. Fernan Balingbing says:

    i have a question you are sub in minecraft

  55. Fernan Balingbing says:

    i have a question you are sub in minecraft

  56. Fernan Balingbing says:

    i have a question you are sub in minecraft

  57. teresasartglass says:

    Absolutely stunning. I am glad I found your videos and subscribed to receive notifications of more. I'm currently working on an outside mural, 6 feet X 9 feet, in our back porch using exterior acrylic house paint. Though they are much thinner than artist grade acrylics I can use your methods for the mountains and they are beginning to shape up beautifully. Thank you!

  58. Vipin Tygi says:

    Sir ur paintings are very fantastic.
    I m in class 9 and I watch ur every video, but I m feeling difficulty in blending colours and also in reflection

  59. Vipin Tygi says:

    Sir I wanted to know can we use small amount water with acrylic colours

  60. Vipin Tygi says:

    Sir what is pizza that u had mentioned to use with water and lemonade to blend colours

  61. Vipin Tygi says:

    Sir can we only use lemonade in water for blending acrylic coloures

  62. Aseret Tee says:


  63. Oki Zega says:

    Hi , I have a question, "for finishing which colour is that..?? is there black or Brown..??

  64. Amirul Hafiz says:

    Thanks for the mountain tips!

  65. lemat says:

    Magnifique ; j'apprends toujours plus en vous regardant faire. Merci l'ARTISTE

  66. Ron Brave says:

    Hi im Ron, from Philippines I am amaze with your painting, I just want to ask if how often did you use water in this and what is the proper way to use water in acrylic painting?

  67. Thomas Wedding says:

    looks at my art and it's just a big mess
    Nailed it

  68. Thomas Wedding says:

    Can I use acrylic paint?

  69. Maureen Isle says:

    So beautiful to watch thankyou

  70. Pegifenu says:

    o.O wow! Yellow gives the mountains an illusion that they are green, and the grey gives the impression that it is in the distance!

  71. Kerry- Ann Brown says:

    I am inspired

  72. Mary E says:

    Love how you created this video….the music, robotic voice…. very mellow and relaxing and great art!

  73. Manuela Fanari says:


  74. Tauheed Khan says:

    Sir your painting is very good and nice
    Sir please give your what's up number

  75. Tina Agüero b says:

    Muy bello lo que pinta

  76. Mariagrazia Zanetti says:

    Beautiful, very good

  77. Zenira Hoeppers says:


  78. Julie says:

    great video and learn a lot , thanks so much !

  79. Sanjay 2018 says:

    Woow… thats great… well if u are reading me, can you plz teach me how to paint a grassy field..

  80. Lil Crafty Nook says:

    Wow!! Very nice! Easy to follow.

  81. marie boshoff says:

    Beautiful as always. Thank you!

  82. Rugz Artz says:

    That was an awesome Painting.. Thankyou so much!! You are exceptionally talented!!!

  83. Edel Oliveira says:

    belíssimo parabéns

  84. Coruscating Indian Thoughts says:

    Made an extraordinarily beautiful painting easily so inspiring Thanks alot keep going on

  85. JIM BURNS says:

    Great painting could watch for hours very relaxing .

  86. NadlieHime 1814 says:

    I came here to learn how to paint mountains but your painting just kept on reminding me of a place a few minutes away from our town. It also has a big mountain at the back and a small hill near the road that is surrounded by rice fields. Although whenever we pass by that place the feilds are always green, I can just imagine that this is how it looks like during harvest season 😁😁😁. Living in the province just gives me so much inspiration to paint its simple yet breath-taking beauty 😊😊😊

  87. The Geek Monster says:

    This was wonderful, though I wish you hadn't sped up at the end, so we could see how to do the vegetation as well. Thanks for sharing.

  88. cristina b says:

    Muchas Gracias Jhon ! Me ayudo mucho tu pintura !!!!👍👍👍

  89. Dirk Aandewiel says:

    Thanks for the video. I learn so much of from it !

  90. science and space says:


  91. Ritu Joshi Sharma says:

    Hi John thankyou for the tutorial… please tell what all brushes u have used in the tutorial….

  92. Art Vale says:

    This distant mountain technique has helped me out incredibly. Thank you.

  93. Nescau Rocha says:

    Hi, I like the painting on canvas but I have little knowledge; to burn the canvas can I use acrylic paint for oil paint and acrylic paint?

      Thank you!

  94. alec ordway says:

    Very, very nice. A great teacher.

  95. hernanm solgar says:

    I m using this lesson to practice how to paint mountains.. very good.. nice.grateful.. thanks

  96. janhavi mhatre says:

    Very very realistic… best 👍

  97. Kingsley Fraine says:

    Wowwwww just what the doctor ordered for me to start painting mountain and sky and also perspectives

  98. Nathalie Choury says:

    C'est jolie !

  99. lynn bennett says:

    I have been struggling with mountains so thankyou for your help. May I ask what brushes are you using? Many thanks in advance!

  100. gulshan jahan says:

    John thank you very much for detailing painting video ,I thank full from my core of heart

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