Old Work

I came across this older artwork the other day on one of my memory sticks. I really like this piece - the colours are really vibrant, but I actually started with a dark ground then painted lighter layers over it, instead of the usual starting light and going darker. Acrylic is great for this (even though you can also use it translucently too by letting undercoats show through - perfectly versatile) with the addition of white to your paint to make it more opaque. It's not that often I'm happy with something, but I do quite like the way this has turned out - since this was made I have done more dark to light pieces and they all have that rich look about them, which you just don't get when starting on a white ground. 


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