Thursday, 19 January 2012

7th Lesson - How To Oil Paint The Illusion Of Texture

Still working our way down  I try and mix the same green as a base then add the light greens, darks and oranges on top.  You can see in the photo that there is more colour and detail.  Where the grass meets the water, it is slightly darker.  Create ridges with your dark mix and brush upwards from them with your highlights.  Be careful not to paint in neat rows - we need random, haphazard dips and bumps!  As we proceed further down, we will use thicker paint for texture, but for now we are still fairly soft and smooth.

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