Jewel Lake, Tilden Park

I have been experimenting with a wet-in-wet technique in the studio. The idea is; you wet an entire section of the paper and then drop pigment into it with more attention to effect than subject painted. I have been reluctant to use this technique in it's entirety when plein air painting because of it's unpredictability. But my intention of practicing this, has always been to apply it. In this painting I used the drop-pigment into wet paper technique, but then dry brushed over it in some areas to get a dense-yet fresh style. The "yet fresh" part didn't work as well as I would have wished; but it was a wonderful holiday spent with familys from all over the world.

Marilyn Hill
14 X 11


  1. It looks like you did the same tree as Rebeca. I really don't know how to do those masses of branches that are at the tops of trees. They obscure almost everything behind, and make a light color, but how to paint it and make it look like it belongs to the tree form? It looks like you and Rebeca got that.

  2. I like the wet technique. The way the colors blend themselves creates some very interesting looks. A lot of the trees that I do are sort of done that way. The wet comes from the first color down then the second or third go in. I wet the water and sometimes the sky first though.