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Forest River

NaturesBrushStudio 10 Oct 2019

Super fun and easy! I live teaching this one as well. First timers always have success


Very nice!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Such realism … waw, stunning glow and reflection. I truly adore it!!

that is extraordinary

Astonishing. Mysterious. Beautiful.
This is my first time here and I would like to paint this.
However, I am unsure on how to apply the various gessos in the background? Should I paint it all completely black gesso in the background, and then followed that paint the trees on top of the black gesso with white/gray gesso? I know he used a liner brush for the twigs---what brush did he use to make the leaves in the background? Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Start with all black. Using a sponge or paper towel, blotch in gently with white to create a background glow effect. This is similar to the episode Golden Rays of Sunlight. Add the trunks and branches with a liner, and if u use an old fan brush almost parallel to the canvas with a light..floaty flick just dance in some idea of foliage with gesso. Hope that helps!

Thank you so much! I only have clear gesso, can I mix it with titanium white with clear gesso and apply it for the "clearer" branches? I tried to use only clear gesso on top of the black gesso and it sort of disappears? Thank you SO much for your advice!

Gesso is an acryllic based paint, which should never be mixed with oil paint. Typically you can get white grey or black gesso just about any art supply store for a pretty cheap price. Ive never used clear gesso, but bob ross liquid clear is used after the colored gesso is completely dry, to wet the painting so that you can blend oil color on top

Thank you so much! I might post a few paintings. I hope to connect with you once I set up the profile :)

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