I am a self-taught painter and I have painted LOTS of different things trying to find my niche and learning new techniques.
I painted a few years before I learned the technique of floating. I had grown to love the "dirty brush" method (figures, huh) to get my highlights and shadows. I am glad that I did that because it taught me about PAINT!
My friend, Lynn, of Painting Thyme Needfuls, was painting a piece by Rebecca Trimble, so I was inspired.
|This was the first step...looks just like the finished product, huh?! LOL|
|Next came washes to establish the land and the sea...|
|Yes, I went a BIT CRAZY with the clouds, but they are so fun to paint!|
|I did NOT have Spicy Mustard or Autumn Red, so I used my favorite colors of TUSCAN RED and MARIGOLD.|
|I added tape to paint on the bushes to keep the bottoms straight...|
|I added some shading to PLANT the designs into the ground...|
|This is the finished design.|
|This is the Original picture from the pattern packet.|
|I painted the sky with UNIFORM BLUE AND KHAKI TAN using a slip-slap motion...don't have a solid covering.|
|When Dry, add a wash of clean water|
|Add the SHAPE of your Cloud with a deerfoot Brush...you can use an old scruffy brush, also...|
|Using the MOP brush, gently tap, starting at the bottom and working to the top, softening the color. I didn't like the first one, so I just added some more paint...|
|This is what it looks like after I MOPPED it...|
|I added more White paint for another cloud...Only work on 2 or 3 clouds at a time because the paint will dry and you will not get the softened look that is the goal!|
|This is after they have been mopped...you can add some COLORS in here using the same method, if you wish, OR add a VERY LIGHT WASH of another color to the bottom of the clouds, but that is the method!!|
People remind me of painting...SO MANY LAYERS...What you start with is not always what you THINK it will be...we NEED a FOUNDATION to make us STRONG...