Painting a tree and grass on my cormorant painting

Painting a tree and grass on my cormorant painting – I added a tree and some grass to my gouache cormorant painting. Using warm yellows for sunlight and cool blues and black for the shadows, I tried to give the appearance of trees and grass in the early morning sunlight. The sun is rising on the right side of the painting therefore the light is on the right side of the trees and grass and the shadows (blues) are on the left. When I paint the grass I use a dark gray or black base coat. From there I add a green with very little white or yellow mixed with it. The green goes on top of the gray/black base coat. Then I add the highlights which is a pale yellow with Permanent White mixed with it. Please watch the video to see how I paint grass using a liner brush with the colors mentioned.

Painting a tree and grass on my gouache cormorants painting
A progress photo of my gouache painting which will include two cormorants.

Winsor & Newton Regency Gold 540 Series #2 Liner Brush
One of my favorite liners for painting grass, the Winsor & Newton Regency Gold 540 Series #2 Liner Brush.

Painting the grass on my cormorant gouache painting.
Painting the grass on my cormorant gouache painting.

Painting a tree and grass on my gouache cormorants painting
This photo shows the finished grass on the lower left side of the painting.

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