For the most part, I want to avoid technique based posts, however, I thought this one was far too interesting to pass up. I seems counter-intuative, but I do not paint a tree, or trees… I actually paint the sky. In fact, my favoured methodology is to make the sky one of the last elements to be rendered. In both these examples below, a large, basic, block of dark colour was painted first, and the sky simply ate away at the tree form, similar to how a relief-print artist would cut-away at the plate/block material. Why not give it a try. 'Let one brush stroke inspire another'.
|Into the forest|