Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Still Life with Pears

Acrylic on Canvas

I have just completed a series of workshops and this is what resulted from the Acrylic Day. It was such fun I must say. Everyone enjoyed it. One would think that pears would be straightforward but that is never the case. Painting round objects are more tricky than one thinks and the brushstroke direction is really important. Do not paint in circular movements, always stick to 'cross-hatch'. It is the clever use of light and shade that will make your subject appear round. We also enhanced our colours and tried not to neaten our edges - rather let one shape sit next to the other without a line in between. The use of acrylic did allow layers to dry so that we could 'fix' the odd highlight and so on. 

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