Transparent grays in the dead layer, can I use Liquin instead of Damar varnish, and what type of brushes?
(Blue ridge mountains)
1) In the dead layer am I still using a transparent application of the grays?
In the dark area's, yes, in the light area's, no, it is more opaque.
2) Why do I need to use Damar in the first layers and not the Liquin?
You can skip the Dammar in any step that you use liquin. Liquin is a modern alkyd dryer.
3) What type of brush are you using for the blending/correction brush(fiber content)?
Most of mine are worn out rounds and filberts. Usually talon or a soft variety of brush fiber. I use very few oil painting brushes as I find them too stiff.
Most are what would be considered water color brushes.