Serena Williams

If colors seem too dark, blot off excess paint with soft tissue or cheese cloth. Lay tracing paper pattern over wet paint and redraw detail lines with ball point pen. Highlight with dirty brush + W in between section lines. Blend to soften highlights. Add detail with slightly-thinned RU, using round brush. Highlight with pure W inside the forewing dark dots. 4. Blend edges of highlight values with growth direction. Light Dirty brush + RS + Blend with roller into...

Sherry C Nelson MDA

Sherry Nelson

'undreds of students have taken , my workshops entitled A Bird for the First-time Oil Painter. The wonderful reception to those classes has encouraged me to share those basics in this book. Many of you had success in another medium and yet are hesitant to switch to oils perhaps out of fear, or just because it's a bit stressful to try something new and feel like a beginner all over again. Oils are the most forgiving of all mediums. They can be cleaned up, taken off, put on and manipulated in...

Mw

Place colors in a broken line to make blending easier. Line between the values is too hard for easy blending. Pull colors out into loading zones. Work between these strips of sparse paint to make mixes as shown on the lt worksheets for each project. Refer to page 5 for additional information. Apply color with a broken, irregular line Blended with the flat of the brush for soft texture as seen on the egg. Blended with the chisel for directional texture as seen on the pansy. This dark is placed...