Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Rundle Ridge Spring ii", acrylic painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Rundle Ridge Spring ii", acrylic painting, 8 x 11"
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In my mixed media class we are learning how to use fluid acrylics in some of their many possible ways. This week, we looked at using them in a watercolour fashion: transparently. The benefit of using the fluids really pays off this way -the paint dries just as nicely as it looks while it is wet (no dulling as with watercolours) and you can use all of your watercolour techniques with the exception of lifting dry paint. Lifting while wet as well as puddling colour together works exactly the same way, but the end result is gloriously brilliant colour. This painting was done from a plein air oil painting I did this spring -see below. I tried to keep the colour the same, but for the acrylic I only used 3 colours for the entire painting: darilyde yellow, ultramarine blue and quin. crimson.

"Rundle Ridge Spring", plein air oil painting, 8 x 10"
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This is the photo of the location that I did the plein air painting from. It is wonderful to interpret a scene en plein air, and then use that study for future paintings. I think I will continue on with this painting, to see what else I can get from it!


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Virginia Floyd said...

Gorgeous colors! This one is my favorite. I like the softness of the subjects in the painting. It was really interesting to read about your technique for painting this one.

Sharon said...

Why thank you Virginia!! Glad you like it. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Beautiful painting. Interesting technique. Think it is a winner.