Peter Sheeler paints this window using a flat brush and lots of dry brush. He uses a pen for the sketch so that it shows through.
Wendy Powell-Jones demonstrates dry Bush and Grasses.
Steve Mitchell shows how to use Dry Brush for some gentle and effectibve shading of a bird.
When you have seen him demonstrate the above techniques, try this painting of an old hinge.
Rick Surowicz is a favorite teaching artist many and demonstrates in a relaxed and easy many that makes it easy to learn. Here, he has assembled 40 different techniques into a single painting to not only show how they are done by why and where you might use them.
You can visit his website at: https://rsurowiczart.com/
Simple figures can make an impact in telling a story for your painting.
For a little more detail when you need it, the figures can still be made simply