I started on a empty canvas, a 22 foot long concrete block wall. Had a take a grinder to it to knock off lumps. Still left it pretty rough! Oh and UGLY!
Painted! Starting to add the ground.
I used Bear Primer and Paint all in one. The background is a creamy beigh-yellow. There are lighter areas (white washed with white) which the camera does not pick up.
The earth paint colors are two different browns. I blended the earth into wet background. This made many different browns!
Placing the front trees. This is the challenge! Make sure it is off center....you don't want one of your focal points centered! Make this the darkest tree!
Now trump through the woods for three hours with your brother because you both have this crazy idea of a real (dead) tree in corner!
This is my hubby in picture not my brother!
Drag it (by pickup truck) home and... OMG will it fit though the door!!!??? With lots of twisting and turning it did... barely!
Cut to fit!