Friday, January 22, 2010
Crow in the Forest
Acrylic on board, 7 5/8" x 8"
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In this painting I began with a broad brush and created a loose, rapid block-in of the large forms and light/dark values, using regular acrylic. Over this underpainting (which dried quickly) I began layering glazes and scumbling with the Golden Open acrylic, which stays wet longer and handles a little more like oil paint. Open is also more transparent, so it is well-suited to this technique. I'm having fun exploring the properties of this paint, and learning new ways to use it.
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