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Length: Full Tutorial: 133 minutes
Difficulty Level: Grade 1

For this week’s tutorial subject, I was specifically looking for a grade 1, as I feel we are possibly a bit light on these.

As soon as I saw this photo I was inspired by the weathered old timbers of the rustic barn, complimented by the tall structure of the old iron tower, sitting under a heavy, threatening sky.

I also liked the tall marsh grasses in the foreground, which I decided to treat quite loosely, with just a few touches of body colour to suggest more detail.

At first glance it might look a bit too involved for a grade 1, but while there is a bit of detailing required to suggest the old timber structure of the barn itself, much of the scene can be established quite quickly with plenty of wet into wet washes.

A really enjoyable subject to tackle for beginners and more experienced artists alike.

Happy painting,

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