Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sky and Trees

I first wet the sky and tree area keeping the house dry. I dropped in a wash of antwerp blue with a bit of cobalt blue for the sky going all the way to the edge of the field.

Quickly while this was still wet I dropped in tree shapes using antwerp blue with cadmium orange (WN artist's grade only) and darker shapes of antwerp blue mixed lightly with burnt sienna. My intent was to have most of the mixing happen on the paper. The glisten of the photo shows just how wet the paper was. Remember that you should mix the color thicker when you are applying it to a wet surface and that you should not use a thinner paint unless you want a bloom.

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