Saturday, May 18, 2013
Turquoise River, Part 3
In this session, Jerry starts with the initial highlights on the river, using the No. 4 bristle brush for feather blending, keeping the strokes horizontal and adjusting the value system while working forward. Next, the river rocks are blocked in as well as the island peninsula using the No. 10 bristle brush. Switching to the background area, Jerry uses the chisel-edge synthetic brush to define and highlight the trees and rocks in the background. Using the same brush, the foreground island trees are painted in with refined shapes while using negative space to create interesting shapes.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Turquoise River, Part 4
This last session is all about final highlighting. Starting with the shoreline debris and using a thin glaze with a chisel-edge brush, Jerry scumbles along to create the logs and limbs along the shoreline. Switching to the No. 4 bristle brush, Jerry highlights the rocks to take them up a notch. Next, Jerry highlights the foreground pines with a nice light and bright touch. The river is the focus of the painting, and slivers of highlights are added with a very light touch, creating a sunlit glow in the water using elliptical shapes. Next, Jerry uses the No. 4 round sable and pure white to add the final highlights to the water, creating masses by using a series of dots. Do it right, and the painting will pop. The final details are up to you to complete the painting with a personal touch.