Saturday, October 3, 2015

Barn Raising - Lesson 3

I hope you are enjoying my painting process!  You can start to see the outline of the barn and silo as I work on the surrounding trees and brush.  This is a 'wet in wet' technique.  Water is brushed on where the foliage will be and then pigment is dropped in and encouraged to migrate through the wet area.  I like to use lots of colour  - so green, violet, yellow, sepia and indigo are some of my preferred paints.  Once the paint is in place I lay a piece of plastic wrap over the wet areas and 'scrunch' it up and leave it to dry.  Once removed there are subtle textures suggesting foliage.  Of course this will be added to in the next stage.