Thursday, 28 January 2016

Friesan cows study in acrylic

I am still trying out acrylics. The immediacy of them is great and the possibilities are huge. I used a bristle brush and undiluted paint, to keep the tones under control and also to obtain a heavier paint layer. This little study of two Friesan cows is on gessoed watercolour paper 7x10 ins.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Waiting for the guests to arrive.

I am continuing my experimentation with acrylics. This piece is of a waitress  and a waiter sharing a joke, whilst waiting for guests to arrive at a function. The palette was muted in keeping with the scene, mostly blue and yellow tones, with a few touches of magenta. Acrylic on artist canvas panel 10x8 ins.

Thursday, 7 January 2016


I am continuing my experimentation with acrylics with this latest piece,"Companions", 10x8 ins acrylic on canvas panel. I used a palette knife to see what effects I could obtain. I have trouble with the colour shifts between wet and dry paint. The paint always dries darker, than one intends, so I guess it will take come experience to try and get the right tone.