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Demonstration by John Harris, 25 June 2004

John did two acrylic gouache paintings: one using it thick and the other in a watecolour style. For the first he troweled on the sky and reflections background and then painted in the distant hills and trees.

Then the nearer dark features were introduced, trees brushed in and detail (slopes, rocks, reflections etc.) added. Note how rough vegetation was overpainted to give an earthy path which, in turn, grew greenery.
For the second picture . . .
Dominant features
he first chose to define dominant features . . .
Sky
. . . and wash in sky . . .
Foreground
. . . and foreground.
Foreground darks
Next, foreground darks . . .
Greens
. . . and then the greens and details, leading to . . .
The finished painting
. . . the finished painting.

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