Thursday, September 30, 2010

30 x 40 inch "Pears" in acrylic

Did this great workshop this past weekend with Norma Jackson in acrylic paints. As the pictures show, her technique is to start off with a value study in burnt sienna and then paint over in several layers with your colors until you arrive where you want to be. I found the acrylics to be a little bit frustrating especially for someone used to working with the wonderfully slick, slow-drying oils. I did enjoy the workshop though and this is the largest still life I have done to date.

Monday, September 6, 2010

WIP Finished

I spent a pleasant rainy day inside the studio finishing up this painting as well as starting another. I will post that one as it progresses. I think I have done all I want with this one. I just hope I did the photo justice. Thanks to the contributor at WetCanvas for the great photo.