Thursday, 7 February 2013

11th Lesson - Thatched Cottage

We gave the garden a break this week and painted the thatched roof on the right.  I wanted this roof to be out-of-focus so that the viewer looks past the roof and into the garden which is our focal point.  Soften the edge of the roof with a very light Tasman Blue mix.  After painting the roof with lots of darks and highlights you can gently smooth off any sharp edges by going over the whole roof with a dry, soft brush.