I decided to do things a bit differently this time around.
For starters I kept my brush at 100% Opacity.
Thirdly, I choose my color palette prior to starting this painting, which felt weird, but I had already chosen the reference image and had some inspiration. So, my color choices were based off of those feelings and ideas.
Lastly, I did my best to think before placing each brushstroke, focusing on if using a vertical or horizontal or diagonal stroke would be best then choosing the appropriate color, then making the stroke.
All in all, I didn’t waste as much time and energy fixing mistakes or changing things and I felt like the painting as a whole came together far smoother than previous paintings. I can’t wait to use this technique again.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt