Skill Level: Intermediate
This is the beginning of a beautiful iconic image — an old covered bridge. This is an acrylic painting created on a 12×24 stretched “gallery wrap” canvas. Jerry shows his sketch of the painting. This episode is primarily the illustration of the under-painting process starting with the sky. Jerry explains what happens when you are using too much water in your paint which he corrects by adding a bit more gesso to thicken up the paint. He uses the feathering and scrubbing processes. He also discusses impressionist techniques which are “simply creating the suggestion” of something and illustrates the technique while blocking in distant trees.