The frog painting - Work in progress.

My frog painting - work in progress.
@sharonelton (23717)
Lichfield, England
November 30, 2023 9:17am CST
Here is my frog painting that I'm doing. I did the background first as usual. I wanted the background to look kind of blurry, to show it's further away, but I don't know if I've achieved that. I wanted the darker greens to kind of merge into the lighter greens. There is a bit of a redish/orange colour down in the bottom left that I tried to merge into the background too. After the background was dry, I started on the top leaf. I tried to get it to be a slightly lighter green than the light green in the background. And then I painted the lower leaf with a much lighter version of the darker green, but I don't think I've actually got it light enough. Now I'm going to start on the stem, and the bottom of the lower leaf. Then I'll paint the frog, and lastly I'm going to try and paint in rain. I have already looked at some YouTube videos on how to paint rain. Anyway, that's as far as I've got. I hope you like it so far. I hope you are all having a nice day.
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@LindaOHio (149782)
• United States
1 Dec
It's looking good so far. Have a great day.
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@sharonelton (23717)
• Lichfield, England
1 Dec
Thank you very much.
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@LindaOHio (149782)
• United States
1 Dec
@sharonelton You're very welcome.
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@sharonelton (23717)
• Lichfield, England
2 Dec
@LindaOHio Thank you. Have a great weekend.
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@Ronrybs (17687)
• London, England
30 Nov
I have just started water colouring again and wish I was as advanced as you!
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@Ronrybs (17687)
• London, England
30 Nov
@sharonelton I did like one on YouTube, but can't find it now. I have also joined Skillshare. rather like them
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@sharonelton (23717)
• Lichfield, England
30 Nov
@Ronrybs I hope you find it. What is Skillshare?
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@sharonelton (23717)
• Lichfield, England
30 Nov
Oh, fantastic! Good luck with that. Keep it up. There are some excellent tutorials on YouTube if you're having trouble.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48555)
• United States
30 Nov
I look forward to seeing it finished.
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@sharonelton (23717)
• Lichfield, England
30 Nov
Thank you very much. I hope you like it.
@xFiacre (12475)
• Ireland
30 Nov
@sharonelton I’ve often wondered how one paints rain. Looking forward to seeing how you manage that.
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@sharonelton (23717)
• Lichfield, England
30 Nov
Me too! I still haven't got to that bit, and I'm dreading it!
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