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CREATING A TEXTURED PAINTING ON WOOD

BEACH

 

PART ONE

 

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TRANSCRIPT - PART ONE
hello there and welcome back to my art
table today what I'm going to be
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teaching is painting on wood on a wood
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panel and I'm going to create a multiple
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layered painting on this wood panel
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painting on wood is a little bit
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different than painting on a canvas it
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has a different texture and it also has
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a different give pattern painting on
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canvas gives a little and you have to be
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a little more careful if you're really
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working the painting painting on what is
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fantastic if you're going to do
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something really heavy you can really
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kind of get in there and move it around
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and scrub and remove and do whatever
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because it doesn't give now this one is
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a thin sided wood panel this is 24 by 24
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what I'm going to do first is I'm going
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to give it a couple nice layers of gesso
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just a plain white gesso that's what I
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use lay that down and then we're gonna
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put some white on it of course I always
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start with a nice layer of titanium
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white and then we're going to lay down
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our layers and that paint and all those
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so we're going to do them in different
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modules so you can watch what you want
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or watch the entire thing and this is
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just laying down some nice thick white
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gesso I use a large spatula you can see
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and I'm going to use a couple of flat
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brushes for this and of course my trusty
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water bottle then I just kind of mist
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everything real lightly so I have just a
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little bit of water helps I mix the
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gesso lay it down I think I'm gonna use
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a larger one and you can get brushes
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like this these are just utility brushes
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that I got from my local Home Depot or
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you know local hardware store they're
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inexpensive they lay down large washes
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of pain
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like this very well and also you know
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they're very cheap to replace when they
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run out they're pretty easy to clean and
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you don't have to worry about about them
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if they get kind of gunked-up at which
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they do after a while just buy a new one
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and not too expensive so these are great
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to use you can find a lot of things at
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like your hardware store I actually get
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my water bottles and my painting apron
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from Sally's Beauty Supply they have
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pretty cheap stuff there for that so you
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might want to check that out
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dollar store of course has you know
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paper plates and paper you know plastic
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bags for holding paint overnight but
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plates for your your paint palette stuff
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like that so you probably know all those
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tricks already but they are good to know
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if you don't and just laying gesso down
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now just was kind of gnarly to deal with
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 because you have to kind
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of really work it in and they get the
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brushstrokes out but it does tend to
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settle a little bit and what that is
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what I mean by that is that if you let
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it sit overnight you'll see brush
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strokes when you're done first painting
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and then you let it sit overnight and
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dry and they kind of settle a little bit
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they kind of smooth out on their own
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there will be some so you kind of have
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to get them out if you can right up
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front but you'll find that it settles a
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little bit so and then a couple coats of
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nice titanium white will smooth out
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anything that's left over if you want to
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super smooth super smooth surface but
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we're going to put layers of paint down
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so I'm not really that worried about it
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because we're going to go over it again
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anyway so this is just what I'm doing to
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lay it all down I'm going to give the
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edges a real nice coat
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and by evidence I mean the literal edges
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of the board I'll try to make you see
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that just kind of go over those because
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those are kind of rough you should
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really have them smoothed out by however
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you get your canvas for it but this is
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probably going to be either hung on a
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wire or framed so I'm not too worried
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about that so that's about it I'm going
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to finish this off and we'll come back
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in the next section I'll show you it
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dried and then we'll decide if we I
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might put another cutter just so on of
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course I'm not gonna film that because
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you know how to do that and then we'll
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get into the textures hello and welcome
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back this is the second module for
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creating this layered textured painting
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on a wood panel and what I've done is
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I've drawn out with just a few light
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lines where I want my texture lines to
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be I'm going to kind of layer it that
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way I've laid down a little bit of
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texture two different mediums this is
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the modeling paste and this is the
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extra-heavy gel you can see they're not
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that different this one is a little more
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opaque this one is a little more
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translucent but I'm going to go ahead
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and lay some more texture down here so
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you can see how I did this what I'm
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going to use is the modeling paste which
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is a fairly light to medium modeling
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paste or gel just take it out with my
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palette knife and I'm going to
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and I might actually build up one of my
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other layers a little bit more this is
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going to be a fairly organic texture
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meaning that it's not too structured or
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formalized except for the fact that I am
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putting it in a certain pattern there
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are artists that do a lot of formalized
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texture and create flowers and all
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different sorts of patterns with texture
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I don't do that much of that but this is
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this is what they're using it's a type
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of a type of medium like this anyway so
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I'm getting that let's just requires you
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know playing with it a bit it's really
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just like you know frosting a cake and
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I'm great I actually think that I bought
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this palette knife at Michael's in the
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cake decorating section because the
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other palette knives I was finding we're
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too small and wanted a larger surface so
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always you know you don't have to shop
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in the art section all the time you can
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shop in other areas to find your
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supplies
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all right I think I've got a good
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texture there where I want that so
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there's really a delineation between
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this this I'm going to leave flat no
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texture and I have a texture here and
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then I have another texture on top of it
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and I'm going to just fill that up just
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a little bit more and then I'm gonna let
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this dry very well
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textures need to dry in my opinion at
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least 24 hours if not longer I like to
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dry I like to let them dry especially if
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they're thicker like this for a couple
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of days at least but you know it's up to
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you it's just you can really sort of lay
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things down so I'm getting some lines
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here and that just requires you know
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smoothing them out moving back and going
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over it and sometimes you might like
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what you what you've got you didn't
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intend it but that's what came out and
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you think well that's pretty cool I'm
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gonna keep that so these are the
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textures that I have here and then we're
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going to come back and we're going to
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lay down paint and start really creating
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the colorful part of the painting hello
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and welcome back we're going to place on
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start placing some color on our textured
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wood panel that we've been working on
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and you can see the texture some of the
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delineations here I did take a little
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bit of just a taupe and scrum it right
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onto my board here and that's going to
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create our sort of under layer so I'll
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show you I just took a little bit of
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taupe you can make this by just mixing a
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little bit of gray a little bit of brown
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a little bit of white or you can use a
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ready-mixed taupe color and I just take
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it and I just you know kind of scrub it
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onto my board like this it doesn't
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really matter because we're gonna go
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over this but this is a
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little bit of an under under area and
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the reason that we're doing this is to
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create depth so it's not just a flat
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white or a flat top coat color it's
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gonna create that we're gonna scratch
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out little bits of it so some of that
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taupe is gonna come through from
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underneath and the beautiful thing again
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about working on wood is you can really
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get into it with your brush now if
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you're using high quality brushes you
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don't want to do that obviously this is
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just a flat brush I got it at the
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hardware store inexpensive and I go
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through these and use them for doing
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these flat washes and you know scrubbing
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and things like that so that's perfect
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with that you can also use a sponge for
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that level next what I'm going to do is
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I'm just going to take I've got a little
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bit of a buff color and my glaze that I
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used a little bit of satin glaze and I'm
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going to add a little bit of white to my
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palette here and this painting is going
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to be a short really light kind of
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beachy feel so we're gonna use light
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blue kind of warm whites and do a series
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of some glazes so I'm just mixing this
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up I don't want it to be too dark
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picking up a little bit of glaze little
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cream just a real creamy white is what
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we're going for here
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we're gonna go ahead and just put that
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right over the top
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once that layer underneath has dried
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if you don't wait for it to dry then
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they're just gonna mix mix it all in
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with your layer you put on so you do
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want it to dry nicely it's a little
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darker than what I want so I'm just
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gonna go over it with a little more
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white kind of build that up like that
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now as you can see it does come through
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but we're gonna build this up so that's
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pretty much gonna be hidden in those
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areas anywhere you need to go over and
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hide something that's what titanium
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white is perfect for and I always have
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plenty of that on hand so I'm just gonna
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lay that down like that and that's gonna
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be kind of our base layer on these we're
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going to I'm gonna put a little bit of
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white on this layer and then I'm gonna
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go over it with the light light blue
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glaze color I think that's that's my
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plan anyway I'm never really sure till
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I'm doing it I'm just mixing titanium
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white a little bit of glaze and a little
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bit of the buff color it has different
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names with different brands it's a you
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know parchment buff various antique
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white there's all different kinds of
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whites there's kinds of very color
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really it's just a little bit of a warm
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down white again you can mix your own
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just put a little white down little gray
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little brown mix it up
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I'm just going to go over this layer
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like this
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and a little more white to my palate
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again just using a flat brush picking up
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a little tinge of all these colors you
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know that's a lot white artists use
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palettes as they do mixing right on the
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palette to develop those colors that
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really you can't find anywhere
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they are unique colors unique to the
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painting sometimes people order
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commissions and you know they want
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something to look exactly like what I
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created and the hard thing is is coming
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up with those colors again because it
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might meant something I just mixed up
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that day on the palette and I'm not
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really sure what I use I have to kind of
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go back and reverse engineer it if you
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will and dissect exactly what I might
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have used to to get that color all right
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so we've got a nice base here with some
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beige baby
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taupey color it's just a very warm color
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and it the reason I use this is because
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I want to sort of evoke up a beach
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feeling and this is going to be kind of
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like the sand of that and then sometimes
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I'll just take a like a palette knife
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scratch some of it out a little bit just
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to create a little bit of a texture look
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without actual texture and it will bring
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up a little bit of that depth from the
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underneath layer
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so if you're new to painting this is
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your learning what some of these tools
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can do and can do and can be used for
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some of them it's a little off label as
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they call it but it works you can use a
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plastic knife or whatever you need to if
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you don't want to really invest in some
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of this stuff sometimes they'll take
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some paper towel and just kind of DAB it
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and see you know if I don't want too
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much paint on something and I want to go
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over it but I want to create a unique
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under layer this is these are some of my
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really high tech techniques that I'm
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using okay so you can kind of see I'll
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turn it around what we've got here can
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you come in a little close and see just
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some of the textured here and here just
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to kind of see where we're at with this
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and then the next layer we're gonna go
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ahead and lay down some of our other
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