This week I decided to try to paint something quite quickly since I’m still unwell. So I painted this forest scene with no sketching, no planning (except some planning in my head) and three brushes –
- a hake brush for the background wash (this is a big flat brush which is great for covering big areas).
- an old mop brush for the undergrowth and bushes (this is a scruffy blobby fat little brush which is great for textures).
- a rigger for the trees (this is a brush with really long thin soft bristles and is great for drawing lines).
I painted a graded wash for the background going from a French Ultramarine (dulled with a tiny bit of Payne’s Grey) through a Winsor Blue (with a hint of Phalo blue) to Paynes Grey (with a tiny bit of Phalo blue as well.)
Then, once it was dried I added some…
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