Thursday, March 17, 2011

English Ivy Acrylic II

I've been learning a lot with this piece...

Emphasizing a light source means that everywhere that light falls must be consistent.

Heavy strokes are okay only if well controlled. I got into trouble with dark stripes that needed a good deal of attention to correct.

Acrylic washes are very cool, reminding me of egg tempera.

And, every stroke counts.


  1. Wow, this looks so different from the previous post! It is taking on an almost jewel like appearance; I really like where this piece is going!

  2. Thanks! I think I may need to rest it again as I'm not sure... Thinking about some toothbrush work on the stone like I've done with egg tempera...