a Mural {7}

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There were a couple extra people with me over at Magnolia Pregnancy Resources this time.
Eric came by again to continue to work on the lady.

ANDIntern Edwin came by to check out the progress. It was a little different working while someone else was around simply to watch. But Eric and I forged ahead steadily. Eventually we both began talking about the painting techniques we were using. I had a dry-brush technique for the shaded grassy areas whereas Eric used acombinationof washes.

If you areunfamiliarwiththose terms, here’s a simple breakdown:

Dry-Brush: is apaintingtechnique in which apaint brushthat is relatively dry, but still holdspaint, is used. Load is applied to a dry support such aspaperorprimedcanvas. The resulting brush strokes have a characteristic scratchy look that lacks the smooth appearance thatwashesor blended paint commonly have.
Wash:is apaintingtechnique in which apaint brushthat is very wet withsolventand holds a smallpaintload is applied to a wet or dry support such aspaperorprimedorrawcanvas. The result is a smooth and uniform area that ideally lacks the appearance of brush strokes and is semi-transparent.

 

Through out the conversation Eric and I both reflected on our opposite backgrounds and experiences at SCAD. Though we both started off in opposite directions we somehow managed to end up together and because of our diverse backgrounds work well together. Plus, it’s kinda epic making a wall transform and tell a story.

Till next week.
{I’ll show you how to make clouds} 🙂

~*~

 

 

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