"Bouquet iii", acrylic painting, 12 x 16"
This is a step-by-step demo I did with my mixed media class and my advanced watermedia class. It is a 'Sharon' take on a Bob Burridge class exercise. It was a good way to demonstrate the flexibility of acrylics. The painting was begun by splattering dots of yellow, pink and blue on watercolour paper. After this dried, we drew the vase and table shape and then glazed the table with an orange made from the yellow and pink. The vase had a translucent veil of light blue floated on and then the stems in the water were painted wet on wet. Next an opaque of blue and white was made (no water in the paint) and the flower shapes were painted negatively. Lastly the flowers and leaves were suggested in a random way with transparents and opaques. This great exercise showed the three ways acrylics can be used; transparently as glazes and washes, translucently in thin watery opaque washes and opaquely with thicker paint, as well as stressing negative painting.
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