About once a week, Tuesday before my Wednesday class, I set out to let folks know what is coming up Wednesday, and what went on the week before. So, this is my 'week before' post:)
Monday and Wednesday of last week we all painted tulips in a jar. I was able to post the Monday groups beautiful work last week, but here is the Wednesday group's lovely offering. One of the concepts I wanted to get across was economy of brush work. This is true in any medium, but acrylics present their own challenges. Chiefly, unlike oils where each brush stroke is 'informed' by that underneath, picking up the wet undercolour, in acrylics every brush stroke tends to stand alone. While 'intention' is important in any medium, in acrylic your intention (creating direction, colour, shape, contour etc) is clearly evident with every brush stroke. So, intention has to be a large part of your decision process.
I often scumble while loosely building a painting, eventually my brush work must have intention. Happily, in acrylic, if you screw up a brush stroke, you just add more until you get what you want. Yay!
Wow, you guys, awesome work!
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