In the class demo I stressed
a few things about acrylics and the importance of establishing value contrast in your paintings.
- Acrylics dry instantly and cover well
A retardant (Goldens) or Quick Dry (Liquitex) can add blend-ability for a short-term “feel” of oils
- Start each painting session with a simple arrangement-remember, we are trying for quick fresh expressive results (not over cooked, not over arranged)
- Start each painting with deep dark values-mucho mas importante
- Use white sparingly. Added white instantly destaurates your colors-avoid the “pastels”
- We all noticed that rather than adding white, when we added darks, the value contrast really popped!
- STAY IN DEEP VALUES FOR LONGER THAN YOU THINK
Should you choose, you might add these supplies:
- Matte Medium for work-ability or a type of extender/retardant (small)
- A small color wheel as we dig deeper into color theory-many of you expressed an interest in more color information…very happy to oblige!
Here is the final result for the demo and talk on March 9, 2016
Although I like the fresh bright fabric and the graphic blue shadows, I pushed the white fabric too far deliberately; I will go back in and glaze over the white areas to review glazing next week.