Thursday, September 20, 2012

Still working on those trees...

I came across an interesting thing a while back. I was reading my friend Nicki Ault's blog and she spoke about how she sometimes began in acrylic and then painted over top in oil. I never knew you could do this! I began thinking it might just be what the doctor ordered for my trees! To me it was looking too pointilism-ish and I wanted to soften yet retain strong shards of colour. So I began working over top in oil. On the left is the oil and to the right is the original underlaying acrylic. As always, I'll keep you posted!

4 comments:

Brenda L. Murray said...

Interesting idea! I guess this enables you to blend on the canvas for a softer effect. I gotta try that sometime.

Sea Dean said...

I really love your trees and I'm enjoying the posting you're doing on the process.

Barbara Muir said...

That post intrigued me too, love what you're doing.

XO Barbara

Sandra said...

Oh yes - you can paint over acrylics with oils once the acrylics are dry, but you can't paint over oils with acrylics because it will eventually crack.
I always do my under-paintings in acrylics to save on drying time. Once that's done, I do the rest all in oils :0)
I LOVE this painting! I like the autumnal colours and the sunlit patch in the foreground :0)