How To Paint Foliage

In this video, I’ll take you through the final stages of a river landscape scene I was painting for a gallery in York.

I share my technique for adding photorealistic details to the riverbank, from painting fine reeds, adding shadows and depth in the water below, to recreating light reflections.

You’ll see how I mix and use oil paints to create different light effects on the foliage. For instance, towards the end of the video I use a white oil paint straight from the tube without mixing it with white spirit, to maintain its full vibrancy.

I hope that you enjoy this demonstration, and that it gives you an insight into my process for painting photorealistic foliage in oil.

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