Painting Demonstration 1
First, I sketch out the painting. Masking out areas allows me to work without worrying about reserving areas.
Painting Demonstration 2
I dash aureolin around the painting, leaving plenty of white space. I paint the sky very subtlely, barely defining clouds. I let this dry completely.
Painting Demonstration 3
I darken the sky slightly. I darken the trees and some of the foreground vines.
Artist TipsWhen you scrub the paper with a rag, you ruin the texture of the paper. Save this step for near the end!
Painting Demonstration 4
I paint the vines in the distance.
I continue adding to the foreground vines, letting my brush dance around the paper. I let this dry completely.
Painting Demonstration 5
After it's dry, I remove the masking.
I add some bright yellows and quinacridone reds to contrast with the bright greens. I darken the shadows under the vines.
Painting Demonstration 6
I add finishing details, darkening the background to increase the sense of distance.