Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Technique

I've been trying something a little different in the studio. For my birthday, my dad gave me a new set of acrylics. I know, I'm the luckiest girl ever. So I have been following his painting technique and laying in my paintings in acrylic first, then using oil paint over the top. It's faster because it dries almost instantly and it's a little easier to do tight edges. In the paintings above, the green one is oil on acrylic and the pink one at the other end is just acrylic.
I'm trying acrylic on a bigger piece I'm working on. What's nice is that I can change the composition without having to wait a few days.
I've also been using it to lay in some more complicated compositions.
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3 comments:

Angela Henrie said...

I see that Diet Dr. Pepper there helping the oils burn late into the nights! You are working so hard! I love the colors in her long flow-y dress.

Anna M said...

oh, what a great tip. I accidentally mixed oil with watercolor paint the other day and got a very unique texture. I am sure it will melt and ooze something terrible in a few months.

I love the last painting terribly just as it is, but I am sure I will love it more if you add to it.

The Artisan Mama said...

I love that last painting too. Please show us where you take it from here.

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