Monday, February 22, 2010

Pocosin Lakes - Step 4

Probably the most challenging and time consuming portion of the painting process comes with the densely wooded area behind the water. This is a three step process that begins by using standard heavy bodied acrylics to depict the shapes and colors of the various trees, bushes and foliage. Once these forms are made I will use a thinner fluid acrylic or sometimes acryl gouache to add details and give these elements more character. Finally I will use 4 to 6 different glazes to help add some depth and set this area off from the water, sky and other elements in the painting.

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