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Birch on Birch

Working on a new Birch on Birch painting. These seem to be really popular and I enjoy painting them, so here I go again.  Large scale this time.

I took a few pictures of the white layer because this layer is the foundation for all texture and color that comes afterwards. Up close you can see the complex texture with just white paint. I use palette knives to achieve this texture. Then layer by layer I build the bark.

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