Sketching the Basic Plan on Canvas
The first thing drawn on the blank canvas is the Horizon Line (marked with the red arrows). A brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin is used. Then the distant bluffs, barn and windmill are added. Please keep in mind as you read through my blog, you may click on any image to see it larger.
The blue of the Texas flag on the roof is made with a mix of Ultramarine Blue + Liquin. Alizarin Crimson + Liquin is used for the red portion of the flag.
Large, limestone boulders line the stream. Their rugged shapes are blocked in with the MUD + Liquin mix.
Sunflowers and California Poppies perch atop the rocks on the left bank of the stream.
Rugged cedar fence posts march from the babbling brook all the way back to the barn.
The basic plan is up on our canvas. I’ll allow the oil wash sketch to get good and dry, then I’ll begin painting in our next session. Please come back and watch, I’m planning to have a couple of videos! In the meantime, here’s a HUG!
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