Building green

I’m laying down more green and white leaves and gradually filling the space around the rocks with foliage, including the first layer of some grass alongside the roses, seen in the second photo. The white leaves will soon be dry enough for a glaze of sap green, a little cobalt green, and an edging of Iron Oxide Red. The moss is made by using a piece of rough paper dabbed into a light green paint and applied to the canvas to create a speckled texture, followed by a second treatment with a darker green in the same manner. It will need a further layer of an even lighter green with a glaze of yellow over it to make it feel more truthful.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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