The six images below show the process for “Poplar”.
- After several transparent washes of acrylic I defined the main elements with a water soluble pencil.
- I then added water to this making a further wash in blue.
- Further loose layers of acrylic paint.
- I have gone back into the work again defining the main elements with a pastel pencil.
- Using soft pastels I laid down the darkest areas.
- The completed work with a focus on strong contrast.