Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cotton Fields

I have been having lots of fun learning to paint a field of cotton in front of an old white house. I began with a pencil drawing lightly sketched and applied masking fluid on the tree trunks with a brush and on the cotton bolls with a slightly unwound q-tip. I did exactly that..held it in my right hand and gently twisted it with my left until the end was loose and floppy. My intention was to get a soft shape that drooped irregularly since the rains were loosening the cotton. It worked!

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