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And the Paint Goes On...


As cornbread cooks in the oven, I managed to get a few more licks in on the painting.

I have no idea how to paint, really, but as I bumble along, things seem to be coming together. Like, how to paint a tree. I was pretty happy with my first trees in "Cub Running."

But I did a background wash and then just dabbed leaves on - kind of impressionistic style.

This time, I took the same approach, but then washed it over again with water, which provides a more complex background. I still plan to do the impressionistic-style leaves, but I think the result will be more realistic. Better.

The busses and cars have come along well. Next, setting the wash for the right side of the painting and then detailing the guys on the wall.

I have to admit that I'm a bit fearful of the girl. But then I was scared to start the painting at all.

Just smears of color... just smears of color...


Read the whole story of "Trafalgar Pigeons"
Tags: jacob | painting
by Brett Rogers, 1/16/2005 12:00:00 AM


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