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Monday, June 3, 2019

"Storm watchers," second chapter of a painting's story

"Storm watchers," the story continues. 11 x 14 300 lb. d'Arches cold press paper
There are several steps here, not just the most obvious.
First, modeling in the tree trunk. Planning for the branches with frisket. Adding the rear part of the house for contrast. Mixing several shades of blue and gray. 
Then grabbing the brush and painting the storm clouds quickly. Finally, adding some weak gray to the thunderhead.
Now, let it dry, rest, and think.

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