Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The First Wash...

Here's my reference photo:

There are SO many ways to start a painting. This video shows me doing the background first by dropping color onto wet paper. The main subject, a bird, was kept dry so that the colors wouldn't drift onto that area of the painting.

When this painting was almost dry, I spritzed a little water on it to create texture in the background...

Here's the image for this second demonstration:

Here's another example of a first wash...

And a note about the importance of letting your painting completely dry between layers.


  1. Really enjoying the lessons! Looking forward to seeing how you paint the black fur, as that's a problem for me. Dee

  2. I will be posting that too! I'm out of town right now but Once gotten the bird done and will new posting all those videos soon.

  3. Hmmm, can tell I used my droid to post that last one lol!


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