Title: Sailing Alone I created the background by applying a multi-colored wash and let it dry, washed in transparent colors to suggest clouds, established the hills using darker washes, and carefully painted the sailboat. Title: Across the Field In this painting a light wash of many colors was applied. Background trees were suggested using darker values applied wet. The barn was painted using a combination of hard and soft edges and a bit of dry brush. I completed the painting with foreground spattering.
Title: Hermitage Here is an example of painting a suggested subject. I washed in a light background. A slanting line and white patch suggested a hill and cottage, so I developed them using positive and negative painting techniques.
Title: Color Brew I penciled in the design, applied a multi-colored wash, then began painting shapes. Dry brush, scraping, and small washes define the shapes.