now that Christmas is over and 4 extra pounds magically showed on the scales this morning, it’s time to think about all the work that i planned to finish until the year is over. i am happy that i took a picture of “The Mirror” after almost having the penciling done…
… and having messed it up really bad with the acrylics – which i don’t dare to show it here.
I am always doing stuff like that – trying something without a previous study or experimentation. shame on me.
acrylics are a very versatile medium. today i learned that it can reach the same transparency of watercolors, with no need of hundreds of layers to make the colors to pop out. besides, watercolors tend to get muddy when you want to build opaque areas, and acrylics can give you beautiful areas of solid color without struggle. at first, it was a little difficult for me to handle the vigor of my new paints, since i am so used to the delicacy of the watercolors; but with a little bit of patience and caution, i began to feel more at ease.
starting over from scratch:
some of my school mates used to find it funny that i use a white tile as a pallette. white tiles are the best, very easy to clean and work great with the acrylics!