Monday, May 24, 2010

A Plein Air Painting in Acrylics

The Reason
I had some extra acrylic paint left on my palette, and I thought rather than waste it I'd spend some late afternoon time, in cloudy weather, out on the back deck painting. It was a great chance, and probably the last for the season, to capture a cooler diffused light.

How it Went
This is the first plein air painting I've done in acrylics. I didn't use the open acrylics, so drying time was something to consider. But, it was a fluke couple cool cloudy days so they didn't dry instantly. I think, for me, it is a pretty good effort painting directly in acrylics.

My Plans
I plan to keep doing these quick plein air pieces, to improve my quick direct painting skills. Next time I think I'll choose a view with a few less trees, so I can do a bit more designing. Perhaps I'll pull out my oils. :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Sneak Detail of Abigail Anne

Here is another detail from a pet portrait using silver leaf throughout the body of the animal and the background. I'll go into more about this concept when I post all three final full images, so keep watch for the post. :)

Thanks for the interest. Enjoy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Sneak Peak

Yes, that is silver leaf. This is just a detail close up. There will be a further update soon.