Recently I have been working on a portrait of a dog for a client. The background on the picture I was given was a blonde laminate flooring. While I was working on the painting I started to wonder how many of my students
had painted a wood grain effect or knew how? So I figured best to write a new blog entry including some instructions. Each section of laminate flooring is different from the section next to it. I started by using a ruler to give myself a guide of where one section started and it's neighbor ended etc. I did a base coat of Yellow ochre mixed with titanium white. Then used a liner brush and a filbert rake to add in the knots and lines, alternating between the two colors mentioned above. Then using a very light touch and ran a fluffy fan brush over each plank to help blend the colors together and take away some of the linear look I had created.