Step-By-Steps for Highly Effective Fence

Highly Effective Fence

Acrylic paints:

  • Deep Yellow
  • Burnt Umber
  • Bright Red
  • Mars Black
  • Titanium White
  • Sap Green
  • Phthalo Green

Brushes:

  • Large backgound bristle brush
  • Large flat soft brush
  • Small round detail brush

Other:

  • Pencil or Chalk
  • Paper Towel or Sponge

Start by painting in the sky of your painting. Begin by double loading the large flat brush with bright red on one side and titanium white of the other, then apply to the upper portion of the sky. Next without rinsing the brush, double load deep yellow and titanium white and apply to the lower portion of the sky. Apply up into the lower portions of the red, but do not over blend. You want a subtle gradation of red and yellow color in the sky. Break up the color by picking up a small amount of titanium white and applying it to random areas of the entire sky. Again, do not blend out the white. Refer to the picture for reference.

Rinse brush thoroughly of paint and switch to the large background bristle brush. Dip the edges of the brush into phthalo green and green oxide and apply to the lower portion of the painting to create the pasture. Allow the colors to mix into a dark green on the canvas while painting. Paint up to the sky with the green color.

Using the large background bristle brush, alternate between deep yellow and phathlo green and feather in random tufts of grass with upward brush strokes to create the textures of grass. Blow the canvas dry.

Then use a pencil or piece of chalk to draw in the fence as shown. Switch to the small detail round brush and paint in the fence with mars black. While you have black on your brush, paint in the tree. Remember that branches become smaller the further they are from the tree trunk.

Rinse the small round detail brush. Next mix titanium white with a little bit of mars black to create a gray tone. Then double load the gray color with burnt umber and use this color to highlight the light areas of the fence as shown. The color will appear marbleized when painted, creating the wood texture.

Use the same brush and the gray tone to paint in some highlights on the light side of the tree branches and roots.

Mix a dark green by combining green oxide and phthalo green together, and then put the brushes aside after rinsing. Crumple a paper towel into a small round ball. Dip the paper towel ball into burnt umber and dab onto the canvas in the areas where you want tree leaves. Next, dip the paper towel ball into the newly created green color and dab over the areas you previously placed the burnt umber. A sea sponge is a good alternative to the crumpled paper towel.

Then pick up deep yellow on the paper towel ball and dab it over areas that you want to be highlighted.

Use a different side of the towel to dab in titanium white and bright red paint for wild flowers in the grassy areas of the painting. Add other colors for flowers as desired.

 Now you are finished!

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