Flowers in the Forest

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FOR THIS PROJECT, I WILL SHOW you HOW TO CREATE A MAGICAL FOREST SCENE that features an underpainting technique. Underpainting means that some of the colors and patterns applied to the canvas in the early stages show through to the finished work. This is an interesting and exciting way to create a painting.

Step 1

Create a base coat on your canvas by painting diagonal strokes of dioxazine purple and black with a large, flat brush. I use my paint undiluted and straight from the tube, and then just moisten the brush slightly to blend the patches of different colors. Let the painting dry.

With a printing block, print a pattern ...

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