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Exercise 7: Dark Strokes

Lets use yellow Canson paper for the next mountain exercise!

Now try some mountains.

Black firstů.let some of the paper sparkle through

Purple over the top,

then blue over that

and finally, a red line on the shore for warm contrast.

In some of my paintings, I use a metallic black that sparkles, adding life to the dark areas

An idea to try at home. The "sprinkle" technique

To do this, scrap some shaving off the pastel with a palate knife, then press them on the paper

Exercise: Trees

Red/gray paper

Blend in green, blue/green, blue/green for sky

Quick black sketch of fir trees

Purple over trees

 

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