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Thread: Help with painting trees in oils.

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    Mar 2013

    Help with painting trees in oils.

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    The clouds, sky and mountains were basically just painted with the oil brush. But I really need some textured strokes to paint my foliage and foreground. But whenever I use sticker sprays I feel like they look fuzzy and out of focus when juxtaposed against oil brush work. Some people will use large stroke with varied values, Ala traditional oil painting, but that's a more impressionistic/impasto look than I'm going for.

    I'm looking for any advice on how to get textured strokes to make foliage. I have tried dozens of different sticker sprays, and I've even made my own brushes. I've also tried using the oil brush with light loading, and just tapping the canvas, which does get you some texture, but I've struggled to really make that work.

    The image above is a finished example of this problem. The one below is my work in progress.
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    Last edited by joshrose; 12-22-2014 at 08:21 AM.

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    Jan 2014

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world

    [My setup: hp 15in laptop,11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.70 GHz, 8.00 GB RAM, 24in Acer 2nd monitor, Huion Kamvas 20 Pro display tablet, Windows 11, ArtRage Vitae.
    My desktop is extended across three monitors.]

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    Mar 2013
    Thanks for recommending those. I have played with them a bit, and they seem really good!

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