Monday, April 16, 2007

Plein air tree study, Newhailles House

Plein air tree study, Newhailles House

Acrylic on canvas

16 x 12 inches

(~1 hour)

At last the weather is changing for the better! Have a gloriously warm weekend and managed to get to do some plein air painting- first of the year!!

Thought I'd have a go at acrylics (haven't used them for a while), thinking that the quick drying time would make for easy (and mess free!) transport home. This is undoubtedly a great advantage as the painting sketch was completely dry within minutes. The downside is the drying time being so fast! I'd gotten so used to oils where you can mix colours on the canvas, scrape off etc!

It was great fun though and I might try to get some of the mediums for acrylic that can slow the drying a bit.


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