Deep Forest uses a single color and spreads over in different shades and hues. It is actually a painting over a painting because I salvaged an existing canvas that did not have much on it. Thanks to liberal amount of gesso and paper shreds, a lovely texture was created. And that lovely canvas texture in pure white formed images of woods, branches, trees and more. It itself gave rise to an old deep forest.
I love textures in paintings – with lots of paint. But for deep forest, the textures were made with shreds of tissue paper, little water and gesso. I had to leave it to dry for 2 days and did another layer of gesso to seal it all in. All I had was a milk white canvas with beautiful textures that looked like a painting. Needless to say, it needed a bit of green. Verte green was not my first color of choice. I chose it to make the undertones. When I started with this shade of green, I could not stop.
Terre Verte is surprisingly a beautiful color (dirty yet leafy). A blob on the palette deceives its capabilities. But as you go about using it over white, it looks spectacular. I see myself using more of it in future. And not to mention that the above photo is not an exact reproduction of verte green color due to the camera/ monitor technicalities.
I’d say, go get that shade for yourself and start playing. You wont be disappointed.