The above painting was painted with the help of salt. I first painted in all the color very wet letting the green, yellow and oranges run together some.While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled salt all over this. No, I did not shake it over the whole painting but put a mound in one hand and pinched some of that over the wet pigments.I sat and watched as it began to make little stars in the paint. I added more after about three minutes to areas where nothing was happening ( this may have meant the paper was too wet at the time I applied it ). What I was trying to do is develop texture in the leaves and brush. I waited for this all to dry, thoroughly, and brushed the remaining salt from the paper. Some of the salt stuck, so I rubbed a little harder. I painted the roadway wet-in-wet and darkened the curve at the end of the road with burnt sienna. Then with ink and drawing nib, I drew in and around the foliage to create the tree trunks and branches.
I rendered this same scene by using a saran wrap print that I posted earlier here.
Joshua Sellers accepted this painting as an illustration for his post titled “This Road”. He has offered the opportunity for other artists and photographers to offer illustrations for his posts and here are the directions on how to submit. Thank-you Joshua.