The last step was done with a sable brush and consisted of mixing some of the sky color from one of the blue color pools, that have resided on my pallet since the beginning of the painting process, with zinc white and fluid medium. This highly transparent mixture was applied horizontally over sections of the water to simulate reflections of the sky. The mixture was also applied to the tops of the distant trees to help push them back by way of aerial perspective.
The vibrant yet harmonious nature of this painting is the result of two procedures used to paint it. The harmony and delicate color variations are the result of the color pools that remained workable on the pallet throughout out the whole painting process. The vibrant textures depicted are the result of the semi-random application of textured paint using a pallet knife, and touched up occasionally with a color shaper. The success of all of these techniques is the result of being able to control the drying time and consistency of the the Golden OPEN acrylic paints.
I think that i will be using these techniques on more paintings in the future. They are fun!!!