Thursday, 28 October 2010
Acrylic and a little bit out of hand
This was my first try with acrylics and the drawing was fine but then I was faced with the problem of how do you keep the drawing when you paint. Apparently you can paint in the lines, use charcoal which is darker or build up in layers 'thin to thick' but I just went for thick right away, and the effect is certainly striking if a little overly spontaenous! Had great fun with the one thing that was under control, the colour, because I was only using alizarin crimson and one shade of blue with white, although I learned never to walk away and come back with acrylics, it's dry by then. Oh, and that alizarin crimson is very very strong!