The Process Behind 'Descent From Möbius Wood' #2

Missed Part 1? Click Here. People often comment on or ask me about the depth in this painting and how I created it. With difficulty is the short answer. But let's have a look in more detail. (Sadly I haven't got any work in progress photos for this painting so I will illustrate the text with details from the painting itself.) I started painting the background first and I used a watercolour style to create the lightness and blur, two things that help it to appear further away. I used thin washes of paint and worked wet into wet, that is wetting the board first before adding the wash, allowing the paint to blur and blend. The effect achieved is shown here in this thin strip: The next stage was

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