Artist Anna King takes photographs of source material in the landscape, photographing pine trees at the edge of a wood. She explains that photographs can look soulless, but she can add her own interpretation to the paintings and create an expressive atmosphere. She begins blocking in colour with a first layer of paint, and then builds up the paint brushstrokes with thicker colour. She demonstrates how to build up the paint and rub away areas, before analysing her finished painting, reflecting on what went well and what she can improve.
This clip can be used to show how to take photographs outdoors for inspiration. It could also be useful in demonstrating the process involved in developing a painting, and the techniques for painting and drawing landscapes.