For a few weeks I have been auditing a class that encourages you to paint fast and loose. You are assigned a picture when you walk in to the class and then, with no pencil sketching, you are asked to paint directly in acrylic onto paper with the gaol of completing in two hours.
Below are my attempts alongside the supplied photo. I think the last one of the radishes was my best attempt.
This is my sixteenth acrylic with Tom James. This is a copy of an original photograph by Dennis Minty of The Battery, St. Johns, Newfoundland.
Watch the video for a picture build. CLICK the “HD” button on the top right of the video below (if you can see one) if the video is not playing in High Def, otherwise it will be in low def and not good!!
Below are a series of iPhone pictures illustrating the progression of the painting over a few weeks during 7 sessions of about 1-2 hours. The last picture on the bottom row is the original.
Trying to get a little more impressionistic – but need to keep working on that! This was after a picture of trees that I took while visiting Cornwall Gardens in the UK. See more acrylics in my “Arts & Crafts” page.