I just did this painting the other day and brought some of my "painterly style" into it. I find this style is working out very well for me as it gives me the looseness that I'm looking for yet at times I can sneak in just a tad of detail - but NOT TOO MUCH!!!! As I always say "LESS IS MORE!!!!"
"The Process Of Autumn" - 8 x 24 on heavy linen paper - Chroma Interactive acrylics - done very quickly in a loose style using:
2 inch sky flow brush for sky
#20 short hair flat
#18 short hair flat
#16 short hair flat
I call these last 3 brushes my "stab & jab" brushes. I use them many times instead of a palette knife and the painting motion is to load the brush with paint and perform quick "stab & jab" strokes both in an upward and downward manner depending on the desired effect. At times I will load each side of the bristles with a different color paint - this gets a great marble effect of blending colors. These brushes because of their short hairs will leave grass like marks.
The Process Of Autumn
8 x 24 - Heavy Linen Paper
My stab & jab brush work is easy to spot in the back-ground, mid-ground and fore-ground. This adds to the painterly style and brings about an element of interest for the viewer to follow.
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