Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 24
While the students were painting their figure paintings I painted this portrait of one of the student models. We've been using acrylics for this assignment. Its been a while since I completed a painting in acrylic. Wow, sooo different than working in oil. I didn't realize how accustomed I am to using oils.
I started painting with acrylics when I was in college; which is when I discovered how much I love painting. I also painted with oils, but I didn't begin to truly 'get' oils until the last 10 years or so; when I dedicated all of my painting to oil painting.
I only used water to move the acrylics, so they were drying quickly...at times good, and at times frustratingly bad. I could have used a medium to push the flow and moisture of the paint. Hindsight is 20/20!
I enjoyed painting with the acrylics and loved painting a person.
Yesterday I used acrylics as an underpainting for a large oil landscape. The results so far are exciting.