Stand of Birches | Paint Smart Not Hard Vol. 4

Wilson Bickford brings his easy-to-follow instructions to “Stand of Birches,” a trio of birch trees enjoying a beautiful summer day by the lake. Wilson shows the viewer how to paint this masterpiece using only painting knives, a rarely-taught skill that allows the artist to create a loose, free, and impressionistic piece of art.

Using a few chosen colors and painting knives, you can achieve dramatic, convincing results. The techniques demonstrated herein are easy to master and you can create your own masterpiece that you’ll be proud of! This project focuses on “Wilson’s way” of handling wet oil techniques and offers you the opportunity to experiment with a different approach and thus, learn a few new tricks. As Wilson says, “Paint smart, not hard!”