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You paint in oil or acrylic, Len is using acrylic.
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The colors in this painting are Violet and White – Titanium White for Oils .
You may use another color instead of Violet.
Other common colors you may wish to try are Prussian Blue (or any blue) Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Prussian Green(or a similar green).
The size or shape of your canvas does not matter.
Ensure your brush is clean before starting to paint the background
Try for some pure white areas in the background.
Use deliberate and bold brush strokes.
Do not try to hide your brush strokes.
Keep away from your white spots in the background we need them.
Clean your brush well before picking up the dark color for the foreground.
Do not keep brushing over your tree trunks, leave them rough looking.
Try to lean the trees into the picture.
Have the light showing on the inside of the tree trunks.
Arrange your foliage so it forms a frame around the outside of the painting.
Do not arrange your foliage too neat, have it rugged.
Use the foliage to cover any mistakes in the branches.
Use the foliage to stop the eye traveling off the picture.
Keep your bottom corners very dark.