Painting Soil and Sand

Most of the time soil, dirt and bare earth can be adequately represented with a damp to wet surface wash of earth-tone browns and grays, textured with a fine spattering of clear water. Deeper value, dry surface spatter and a touch of ink or liquid acrylic stippling completes the look.

The fine particles of rock that make up seashores and desert dunes can be represented with damp surface washes textured with spatter and stippling.

–Claudia Nice, author of Painting with Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Jeff Legg of Pineville, Missouri, is an Oil Painters of America national award winner and signature member. His work is in numerous collections and exhibitions, including the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Salmagundi Club in New York; and Great American Artists in Cincinnati. He?s represented by American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri; Miller Gallery in Cincinnati; Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington; Jones and Terwilliger Galleries in Carmel, California; and Huntsman Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.

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