Before I even started blogging, I took photos of my paintings in progression.
I would print, just on printer paper, so I could make corrections on that paper, before I put my brush on watercolor paper or canvas again.
This is how the progression looked. You really aren’t seeing all the steps, but here’s what I have.
I applied the acrylic paint with a wide wet brush in layers. Then, applied the paint on the background trees with a palette knife.
Front trees came next. I placed contact paper, where I didn’t want leaves. The leaves were made from Masa Paper (I painted with acrylic paint), which I use often in my watercolor paintings.Then brushed on thick gel medium, where I wanted leaves.
Here’s where my photos skipped a lot of steps. The leaves were dropped on the wet gel medium, then coated with the same medium. That was done in about 3 to 4 steps. It really gave a textured look. The contact paper was peeled away on the 2nd or 3rd step. I wanted the sky to shine through.. Then I splattered like crazy. That was the fun part. My toes were covered in bright paint specs.
I will have more progression and techniques in the future. Please subscribe, and you’ll see them soon.
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