Monday, June 13, 2011
"New" Medium - Raccoon in Acrylics WIP
I'm posting so I'll be more encouraged to continue with and finish this painting at least! lol Oh, the reference photo is from hotblack at MorgueFile.
Lee Hammond's method for painting in acrylics is to block in the base colors then start refining. She works back and forth between colors building layers and I can see where that method gives more depth and finish to a painting. Here I have the base colors pretty much blocked in and will be starting to refine next. I have no idea how long this will take. When I work in pastel, I'll often work in brief segments but with the drying time of acrylic paint, even with the stay-wet paint keeper (homemade), I don't think I'll be able to do that with acrylic paintings. We'll just have to see if I can change my habits or find a way to work with them using acrylics.
OK, I expect you all to hold me responsible! Let's see if this old dog can learn some new tricks!