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American artist, Hall Groat II, teaches landscape painting.
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I wanna allow some of the…this… the blue sky to poke through, and the idea of the sky showing through the foliage is important. Then this edge right here, the way it’s harsh, I’m gonna allow some of the foliage. See the way I’m breaking that edge in a few areas. And serve like the foliage, a suggestion of the foliage breaking over the rocks, and it comes down here. And also softens the edge, I might as well take some of the warm on my brush and move it over into here. Just in a few areas… and take the brush and start print… print down with it. So just by dragging it over the rocks, see this is a dry brush technique. What’s underneath is wet, obviously, and mostly is transparent. I can take the tonality on my brush and just drag it over, and that… that broadens the coloration, and also creates this really rich subtleties. Some cases you can just print. Like right here, that… that dark’s a little bit heavy, I can add a quality atmosphere to it just by pressing down, just like that. So this point is really all about light touch. And in here the pink, it’s little bit thick in the darks, so I’m gonna come down, sort of pull… here’s the top plane of the rock, and the side plane of the rock.