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Painting with Spots and Dots

1 month ago   |   By Gurney Journey

To paint this portrait of Smooth, I use watercolor and gouache.
I decide on a pose where he's laying down. I know he's going to move a lot during the hour and a half session.
I start loosely, placing spots and dots with big brushes, knowing I can correct errors as I go.
The video shows the process of the painting -
Here are the 12 tips for painting a moving subject, including:
1. Keep the easel, brushes and palette near the line of sight2. Use a limited palette of colors3. If you don't like the start, start over4. Use the corner of a large flat brush5. Be vigilant for errors, and fix them...
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