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Winter Lace

jeremiah11719 27 Oct 2020

Got a new round brush to try. Much easier than the 1 inch for bushes! Any hints on how to get the liner brush to make a solid color instead of it being transparent looking? I'm wondering if I'm too thin.



I love the soft colors in this! With the liner brush! If you thin it down, it is definitely going to look transparent. Also, if it is a transparent color to begin with, that will have the same effect as well. Are you using BR brand paints? I am assuming you're asking in reference to your tree branches? Van Dyke brown is a transparent color. I think your tree branches look great! Looks more like natural highlights (I think) than anything else.

I've had better luck using linseed oil to thin the paint for the liner brush vs thinner. The linseed lets me use a thicker paint and it still transfers to the canvas as expected

Yes - br paints. I think next time I'll see if I can get it to stick but keep it a little thicker. Thanks for the advice!

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Great colouring, so soft!!

I have this transparent effect as well now and then. If I use a little more paint with my thinned portion, it goes better. Also the amount taken on the brush is important, you really have to swirl it around in your thinned paint.
To correct such line, simply go over it a second time with a little more paint, that works for me.
Concerning the paint itself, VDB is a semi-transparent paint and you can always combine it for (thin!) branches with some black. Have a look at the article to learn from transparents.


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