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paintsmear
10-18-2013, 08:02 PM
This is not my style, but I've always admired people who get that weathered look. So, I tried this, straight out of my head, for fun. Any suggestions on how to improve this technique?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2013/1144284-outhouse1ab.jpg

pjartwc
10-19-2013, 06:11 AM
It's great that you're try learning different techniques. I think you're getting ahead of yourself.
First, if I were trying to get a style like a weathered look, I would not try to make it up until I were sure of the colors, the value, and subject. I would find a reference that interested me.
For example: Below is a reference of a weathered barn.
Really look at the color. Although there is some yellowish tan, most of the colors are DIFFERENT grays. Look at the values. Notice the white left between the vertical boards. Notice how dark the doorway is on one side only.
What I'm suggesting is that you observe closely and then try to paint. Then come back with your results for better help.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2013/116333-5136222729_2b44148c02_z.jpg

painterbear
10-19-2013, 07:15 AM
Ditto to what Jan said. It is hard enough getting a certain effect, but doing it completely from memory of what that effect looks like just compounds the difficulty. ;)

That said, I think you got a good start with the texturing effect above.

Sylvia

noge
10-19-2013, 12:31 PM
Variation , Variation in structure and color :wave: and :D dont use a ruler

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2013/148675-IMG_2038.jpg

paintsmear
10-19-2013, 01:01 PM
good suggestions, appreciate the feedback.