Take Charge - Paint a Simple Landscape

Foreground using ‘Salt grain’ technique

Step 1: Get your salt grain

Have ready a small pile of rock salt on the table, ready to use

 

Step 2: Put down your wash

Choose a new paint colour, from the ones you prepared. Roughly cover the bottom third of your paper. Make it really wet, so you’re working with a pool of colour, as shown

 

Put down your wash

 

Step 3: Sprinkle your salt

Quickly sprinkle some of the salt onto it before it begins to dry. See below

 

Sprinkle your salt

 

Step 4: Set aside to dry

Let it dry a while before working on the final stage 

  

Tip:

Keep the paper flat as it dries, and as you work any further on it, to prevent the paint dripping, or the salt moving.  You can drip a little more paint over some of the salt if you think it needs it.

 

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