|Early Saturday on 6th 12X16" Acrylic on Canvas|
I started this one Saturday morning. I chose the smaller canvas thinking that I first needed to establish a rhythm of painting. Initially I couldn't picture in my head how the painting would work, but I kept going. I added layers to the foreground, established some lines and kept adding layers. Eventually I was able to work thru the problems and it emerged quite nicely. I'm learning that you can't paint as freely with Acrylic as you can with watercolor, unless you don't mind wasting a bunch of paint. I usually mix colors on the fly, but I don't expect them to dry out in 10 minutes. I know there are ways to make them last longer, and I'll have to look into doing that. I do like that you can layer them as well as make them opaque. Well, its on to the next canvas. I need to do a larger painting. This one's 12X16"