Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sail Boat WIP
Being out ones comfort zone is an amazing experience. I am studying the Brian Ryder's technique of Atmospheric Painting. Vic, Brian's technique is no walk in the park.
First it's the prep work of priming the canvas or mdf board with pink toned acrylic mixed with gesso and a spackle powder purchased from Home Depot.
It gives the surface a very rough texture. The rest in applying the paint in a scrubbing in or scumbling.
When done correctly, it can be lovely.
I have been so comfortable painting wet into wet this is very different. But I am loving of minute of the learning experience. Like a toddler, one step and boom. But eventually the toddler does learn to walk.