Anything Goes – Well Almost! Autumn in Respryn (Acrylic)

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  • #97320 Score: 1

    Joy Dix
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    Hi All.   This is a first for me.   Whilst I have used acrylics before, I’ve always used them in a watercolour style but this is a complete departure.    I attended a one day course painting in acrylics with a knife.

    I don’t know that I’m ready to throw away my brushes yet but I enjoyed the experience and wasn’t entirely displeased with the result.    It’s certainly a fun way of painting.

    Joy

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    K8
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    Nice atmosphere achieved here 😉 Great placement of light and shadow

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    Paula
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    Hi Joy,

    Wow, the texture you have achieved by using a knife is wonderful!

    Paula

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    Joy Dix
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    Thanks for your comments K8 and Paula.    Yes, Paula, it does give a lot of texture but it’s a weird way of painting.   When you’re putting on the base layer you have to think about leaving bumps and edges that will pick up paint in a light pass afterwards so that you don’t actually paint small twigs, leaves and grasses etc. you simply draw the flat of the knife over them when they’re dry and “hope” that they will appear, as if by magic.

    It was fun.

    Joy

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    Annette
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    Joy, this is wonderful so different from our watercolour washes, great textures achieved with the knife and a richness of depth and colour, a technique you should contine to explore

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    Joy Dix
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    Thanks Annette.   Yes, I’d certainly like to do more.   I was using borrowed equipment at the workshop but I’ve dropped plenty of (not very subtle) hints for Christmas. (LOL)

    Joy

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