This is a smaller oil painting on masonite board, inspired by a photograph I took a few years ago. For this painting, I wanted to create looser brushstrokes so I applied the paint on a bit thinner which resembles watercolors. It was also easier to achieve this technique with thinner paint. I used a variety of neutral tones for this composition, as well as dabbing techniques for the dirt and debris.
In order to create a more realistic effect, I mixed a variety of colors together. When an object is seen with the naked eye, it may seem like 1 pure color but in reality when you squint there are actually other colors that make up that composite color. For example, when you look at trees it may seem like the leave are simply green. But if you squint, you will likely see colors such as blues, dark greens, lime greens, and sometimes even purple.