Painting A Thatched Roof

Question: How do you paint a thatched roof?

Darrell’s Answer: I generally put a thick layer of a dark to mid-light gray for where the roof is to lie. Make sure its a thick looking roof. Than using a liner brush I paint in the top layer of straw, as well as the visible ends and side edges of the roof. I also use the color of the paintings’ light for highlighting the roof.