Continuing to experiment with underpainting in red/purple to highlight the greens & to attempt to block in light/dark areas in colour first off...the first stage of this is certainly interesting...but does look a little bit mad!
Since watching an inspiring demo last week (see below) I have been desperate to get painting & try out some of the artist's tips...so I have hidden my Paynes Gray, used less water, coloured my canvas red before starting (to enhance the greens & to show through in places rather than work on a scarily shiney white canvas!), built up blocks/layers of colour leaving my (slightly off-) white until the very end
I have worked from a photo I used before (see my post 15/07/09) as I am interested to compare techniques/style...
A fantastic demo in acrylics at BSOA meeting last night by Hashim Akib.
Feeling very inspired and keen to get painting now as I picked up some useful tips....ditch the Paynes Grey, get some even bigger brushes, try using less water, think of light and shade as colours not just tones....all I need now is some TIME to paint!!