Monday, August 3, 2009

"What A Day", plein air acrylic painting

"What A Day", 9 x 12", plein air acrylic painting
Another from my plein air acrylic day. I am really liking these acrylics, now that I have figured out how to keep them workable outside. They work in similar ways as do the oils, but due to the rapid drying, going back into previously painted areas is a dream. Controlling edges can be an issue, but if you are cognizant of edges when the strokes are put down, it is an easy thing to soften them while wet with your finger . This cloud study was particularly nice to do, layering back and forth with the lights and shadows, working with impasto paint and also with transparent glazing.
Enjoy!

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