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Weeping Willow Tree Tutorial!

Jayne from South Dakota has asked how to paint a weeping willow tree. First, a primer….. With the Basic Techniques Series of Oil Painting I’m trying to teach youthe fundamentals of shape, color, highlighting, etc… Once you have the fundamentals … Continue reading

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I Am Losing My Lines What Can I Possibly Do?

Darrell, I have used carbon paper to transfer an enlarged outline to a dry canvas, but when I put on the medium white, I sometimes loose the lines. I need to put darker lines or be very careful when putting … Continue reading

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Mastering Bushes

Question: Tackled another one of your lessons, this one on the bushes and grasses DVD. I really enjoy doing these and I found doing bushes a little tough. I made mud on the right side doing the bushes and had … Continue reading

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My Rocks Look More Like Mud Slides…..I’m Hopeless!

I recently received a comment from a student that I’d like to share about the difficulties he is undergoing in painting rocks with a knife. Darrell, Watching your rock video is tough. I just see brown spots, then I use … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Painting A Wet Tree Over A Wet Mountain?

Hi, Darrell, and thank you for your last reply. I continue watching your videos and have tried with very little success. I know practice makes perfect. One problem I am having is when I try and paint say a large … Continue reading

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Shadows and Highlights

Darrell: I can’t get to my painting as I work night and sleep days. Instead I have begun to teach myself to paint with colored pencils as this I can do in my quiet times at work (the only time, … Continue reading

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Can I use Oil Paints For A Wall Mural?

Hi Darrell, I have a question about painting on walls (drywall to be exact). I want to do a mural for my friend, can I do it with oil paint or would I have to use something else. Rob. Hi … Continue reading

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Do You Use Canvas Boards When Painting With Acrylics?

I do. And you should consider this as well if you’re painting with acrylics. This morning I received this question from one of my Australian students wanting to know if besides cave walls, had I used canvas boards, my opinions … Continue reading

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Can I Substitute Black Acrylic For Black Gesso….?

Hi Darrell, Can I substitute black acrylic paint for Gesso? I want to paint the tulip picture but I want to sub acrylic paint for Gesso. Can I do that? Is the affect different? It looks like the gesso mixes … Continue reading

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