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Northern Lights

henrytuttle302
02 Feb 2022

Didn't quite go as planned, but still turned out ok. I'm having trouble with my paint. When I go to apply another layer of paint such as white onto the black, after a few taps, there is so much black on my brush that it dulls out the white. I've tried thinning down the paint a little bit, but nothing seems to work. Help!!

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Try putting less black paint down and then thinning the white. Not a Bob technique but I’ve been doing a number of Kevin Hill tutorials - he would use a blue shop towel to either blot the dark to absorb the excess oil and then apply the highlights. Have a look on YouTube at some of his to see what I mean. Hope that helps.

It still looks good, one thing I would suggest is using maybe thicker paint to start with, I also had to learn that you could only tap on it about once or twice and then you have to clean your brush.

I think in this case a paper towel works best. I tap a few times, and if the brush picks up too much paint I simply wipe it off.

Voy Kay
Conqueror of Challenges

Three excellent tips you got there Henry!
Looking forward to your next endeavour!

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