Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunflower Experiment

September 7, while teaching a private lesson in the middle of a 100 acre sunflower field I attempted to experiment with an acrylic underpainting of the primary colors. The idea is to paint over the acrylics in my usual style and rub out some of the top oil layer to reveal colors beneath. I think I should try again with a small canvas and smaller spots of color. Has anyone tried this successfully? It seemed like a great idea that I got from a local teacher who does it very successfully visually and monetarily.
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1 comment:

Lori McNamara said...

The painting looks cool, very nice and bright.
I have done something similar, I tone the panel with a bright, warm acrylic color, pink, orange or yellow. Then I paint kind of loose and let the background bright color show through. Its nice for flowers and houses. Oh, there is a tool, the color shaper, it has a nylon tip and you can push oil paints around nice with it if the panel isn't coated with something too absorbent.