I started the study of Richard Schmid's "Fallen Pine" using the information provided by Katie Swatland at Swatland Studios. The link for "Fallen Pine" is from the Underpaintings blog. The photo was taken last night so it is rather dark but it shows the first two very thin layers. It is painted on 26" x 26" unstretched canvas which is going to be used as a window shade. Will see what the shade looks like hanging on a window when it is finished.
I used a two inch house painting brush and paper towels for the first layer then a #8 flat bristle which is the largest flat I own. I can see now I am going to have to invest in larger brush for larger canvases.