This painting was painted much the same way as St. Joe River Bend, below. I painted the background in a flat wash wet-in-wet and allowed that to dry until the shine left the paper and then filled in the shadow so it would blend with those colors. I painted the legs with dabs of color that were layed in next to each other and allowed that to dry. Next, I took a wet brush and smoothed all the leg areas, wiping my brush on paper towels so I always used clean water as I returned to the painting. This caused the pigment colors to flow into each other and created softer edges between color blotches. I did not do that in the trees in the post below (that’s why the edges are crisper in that one). The last thing I did was paint each tail hair in sweeping strokes using the colors that I used in the legs.