I thought today I would show what brushes I used at the different stages. I am not very disciplined in my brush selection. Most often I use only one or two. This is the beginning, add some darks, dry brushed ( very little dry paint brushed into the canvas) on top of my charcoal drawing.
Next I go wet like watercolor my paint thinned with turps or Liquin. Note my old out of shape round brush. It no longer holds a point so it is delegated to doing the wash.
Now to thicker paint and back to my stiff little flat.
Same brush different color. I 'm breaking brush rule number 1... use a new brush when changing color.
(Paul Raymond Seaton) over in England. He has a great website which has taught me so much. He gives instructions on painting flowers. I think he even suggests using artificial flowers to start. I have mixed artificial flowers and live flowers in this composition. Can you tell which is which?