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Evening's Glow

Mikniks 26 Sep 2020

2nd attempt at painting and certain things definitely went better. Still had some problems with paint being too runny, so much so that I couldn't blend out the sky at all. Very happy with how the river came out, but for next time I really want to work on making it feel like the things in the background are a lot more distant than it seems now. That said, this was a fun one :)

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Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

You really have a thing for glaring skies. Wonderful!!

I recently learnt technique when I blended sky but my paint intentionally was like drinking yogurt consistency. What I did: with one inch brush set at the border of two colors, I did sweeping motions with very short amplitude back and forth ALONG the border with firm pressure on the brush, however the bristles did not bend. I followed along this border and was keeping half of the brush in one color and another half in another color. Brush was ALWAYS on the canvas and never lifted up till I ended with the blending area.
Of course one note to add. Both colors before blending shall be blended within that color to let big brush to absorb the excess as it eases blending between colors.


Try this if next time you get a bit slippery and a bit too liquid paint.

Thank you both! I will try that Sunny - it was most noticeable in the 2nd to last "ring" in the sky, just trying to figure out what's causing the issue. When Bob blends the sky he often takes the whole brush across lightly, but I'm confident that if I tried it I'd have had brown streaks everywhere lmao... on to the next one though ^_^

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