Hey Painting Friends!
Get your brushes out.
We're going to put layer over layer of paint.
Just like fall - full of beautiful blends of color.
You know me,
I love a textured board surface.
That, in itself, lends to interest in the way color lays.
Plus, I'm a little bit country. ha.
So starting with the fence board build,
put a wash of dark brown black all over.
After that dries, paint on an off white (Quill)
lifting brush on the edges.
I made a rough sketch
(need new art paper : ) )
Because I want a translucent look on this piece,
I'm going to use a lot of clear glaze to extend my paint.
First dip your brush in clear glaze,
then half in buttermilk and half in antique gold
and paint entire leaf.
Then concentrate the shading in the bottom right of the leaf.
First layer apricot glaze,
then raw sienna,
then Georgia clay,
then napa red,
then raw umber,
allowing each layer to dry first.
Oh, I also added some citron green.
If paint is too heavy,
lightly rub off with paper towel.
That will keep the translucent look.
Base the acorn in apricot and green.
Then shade with raw sienna and raw umber.
(or a mix of rich brown that you will also use for cap)
Use Raw Sienna with glaze on a small flat brush
for edge and leaf details.
On the very outer edges of the fence board,
you can add more brown by using a flat brush
and pulling color in on the edge.
I have other paint and build tips in
The acorn and leaf is a simple graphic
that will make a fun fall color statement
on your front door or wall.
Hope you try it!
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