How to Fingerpaint the Great American Race

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How to Fingerpaint the Great American Race
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These are the only things you will need to paint this beautiful scene. Minimal tools equal minimal cleanup :)

These are the only things you will need to paint this beautiful scene. Minimal tools equal minimal cleanup :)

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Mix your liquid white and liquid black together to form a gray. Scrub a thin, even coat across the entire canvas with your large chip brush.

Mix your liquid white and liquid black together to form a gray. Scrub a thin, even coat across the entire canvas with your large chip brush.

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Use your thumb to scrub in some golden yellow across the canvas to mark your horizon line.

Use your thumb to scrub in some golden yellow across the canvas to mark your horizon line.

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Ad a little red to the yellow and come up the sky a little. Next, scrub in some straight red, using your undercoat to blend everything together.

Ad a little red to the yellow and come up the sky a little. Next, scrub in some straight red, using your undercoat to blend everything together.

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Mix some blue and white together and add over and above your bright colors. Notice how lightly my fingers are gliding across the canvas.

Mix some blue and white together and add over and above your bright colors. Notice how lightly my fingers are gliding across the canvas.

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Do the same thing with straight Prussian Blue to the top of the canvas.

Do the same thing with straight Prussian Blue to the top of the canvas.

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Add straight black to your fingers. We will "Instagram" our painting by fading the corners to black.

Add straight black to your fingers. We will "Instagram" our painting by fading the corners to black.

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Clean off your hands from your sky work. Add some blue and black to your thumb. Go to the horizon line and scrub in your distant trees. Note : uneven looks better than a line.

Clean off your hands from your sky work. Add some blue and black to your thumb. Go to the horizon line and scrub in your distant trees. Note : uneven looks better than a line.

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Snowflakes are white, but snow is not. It picks up shadows and highlights from around it. Grab some blue and use horizontal strokes to follow the lay of the land.

Snowflakes are white, but snow is not. It picks up shadows and highlights from around it. Grab some blue and use horizontal strokes to follow the lay of the land.

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Here is how I fingerpaint a pine tree. I add three if these to frame the scene.

Here is how I fingerpaint a pine tree. I add three if these to frame the scene.

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The foreground tree is straight black since it is opposite the sunset. Next, grab your knife and paint your sled team. One musher plus 8 pairs of two dogs equal 9 blobs.

The foreground tree is straight black since it is opposite the sunset. Next, grab your knife and paint your sled team. One musher plus 8 pairs of two dogs equal 9 blobs.

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Take a look over your canvas and make any final changes. Sign the lower right corner with some red and your pinky.

Take a look over your canvas and make any final changes. Sign the lower right corner with some red and your pinky.

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Lowes : Never Stop Improving

Lowes : Never Stop Improving

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