Friday, September 24, 2010

Acrylic Demo

Woman in Secret Garden
24" x 18"
While taking reference photos in Sarasota's Ringling Art Museum's Secret Garden, this woman dashed by like a butterfly.  I've changed her image to protect her privacy, but what a lucky accident.  I'm planning on doing some large oils of this garden and she will be featured in a future painting.  Below is a demo of the acrylic study.  These demos are designed to go along with my Artist Bootcamp as student's reference.  I really hate working with acrylics but had a deadline for a show.
Step 1: Vine charcoal sketch on canvas.
Step 2: Red roughed in for darks.
Step 3: Background roughed in with #10, ratty bristle brush.
Step 4: Figure roughed.
Step 5: Finished with smaller brushes and a little fussing.  Kept it loose because this is only a study for a future painting.  Total time, day and a half.  Currently on display at the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda. 

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