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In The Thick Foliage is an oil painting lesson that will take you through creating a realistic cardinal set within the deep forest leaves. In this lesson I will start you off with transferring a sketch to the canvas. There are a couple different ways to do that and I go over all the steps with you. I also provide a sketch for you to print out and transfer if you prefer.
With this lesson you’ll learn how to create a blurry abstract, yet believable background for our cardinal. Then we will layer our colors to create feathers, highlights and shadows to make a beautiful and realistic cardinal in oil.
Lesson Colors: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Burnt Sienna
Optional acrylic used for toning the canavs: Burnt Sienna
Canavs Size: 11 X 14
Mediums Used: Neo Megilp (or Liquin original), Oderless Mineral Spirits to clean brushes off
Lesson Length: 2 hours 20 minutes
High quality reference photo and transferable sketch included (access on timgagnon.com under My Lessons)