Friday, September 11, 2015

Process.....White Flock







 

 I neutralize the palette colour by brushing over it at the end of a work session...there are some advantages for us acrylic painters...things dry quickly! You can see the tooth on the nice Whatman paper which I am really liking at the moment. The colours on my palette will vary to some degree with each painting. I also mix paint on a variety of plastic caps. The scratching through has become pretty important in some pictures, mostly because it offers a easily obtainable scale difference. There is big and small, and we see them both. It also offers the excitement of line and mark...

Acrylic and pencil on umprimed Whatman paper 10 x 13.75 inches, image size 8.5 x 12 inches. The soil stays moist on an overcast day, good for picking worms....the gull flock settles in at the plowed part of the field.....

Any scratching through has to be done while the paint is wet,...with acrylic that needs to be within the few minutes after the paint is applied. But pencil will also do some interesting line and mark things, if the paint is too dry for a scratchthrough....

the under colour will also vary, although I use pink a lot. It can be any variety of warm...but it usually IS warm, because the majority of colours in the finished work will be cool, so the warm wash offers an immediate tension and contrast.

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4 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing your painting secrets. Love your landscapes!

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  2. thanks for sharing your painting secrets. Love your landscapes!

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