Drawing in the Rocky Stream

Now I begin blocking in the light and dark values of the rocks with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash made of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

The flat edge of the large Bright, or square, brush is used to establish the planes of the massive boulders. Turning the brush sideways allows me to make narrower shapes.

Lilies grow alongside the edge of the mountain stream. I make sure to label the flowers, I’ve been known to forget my initial plan in the excitement of painting!

A stand of Sunflowers flourishes on the right bank.

We’re ready to start applying opaque oil paint in our next session. I hope you’ll come back and follow along! If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy.

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