Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Sitter

Last evening

Last night I took a detour and decided to paint something loosely in acrylic. I painted exclusively in acrylic for years in my commercial illustration days, eventually adding colored pencil and airbrush for blending... I never could get the blending I desired with just brushes and acrylic.
This was an experiment with Atelier Brand acrylics. It was an enjoyable experience, and I was able to get a whole figure painting done in about 2 hours.
StartStage 2Finished
The Sitter • 7" x 10" (18cm x 25cm) • acrylic on gessoed paperboard
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Giclées

The original painting has been sold, but for a limited time you may get an 11 x 14 signed giclée for $39 and free shipping in the US. This represents a total savings of about 20% off Dave's regular prices. (I accept checks via snail mail, or you can purchase now with Paypal)

8 comments:

Peter Fasi said...

When i paint in acrylics I hold a piece of cotton wadded up in my left hand and lightly brush any edges that i want soft or that I intend to 'blend'. It does not achieve the same result, but if you do the same thing repeatedly with two different colours, you can achieve a near-comparable result. The floral still-lifes on my site were all done in this manner.

Marie Fox said...

Hi David,
I absolutely love the abstraction of this figurative piece. Lovely expressive painting.

Dr Doc dlcs said...

Great Work!

wildlifeart said...

Just found your Blog David. What a great find - I'll be here often :)

Jason
Fellow artist
www.onlineartdemos.co.uk

Ed Cooper said...

Really like this one David!

Great work, glad to see your still uploading!....I some of your demos a few years ago!

keep up the great work!

Ed

Apple said...

Great paintings!!! :)

Dan said...

Very nice painting. I have wondered how they work but haven't tried acrylics with the interactive formulation as yet. I do an occasional acrylic but mostly paint in oils.

It's great to get input on these products. Thanks.

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AutumnLeaves said...

So glad to have found your blog, David. Cannot remember how I found your work (through some artist's blog or other), but your pieces are truly exquisite. I also enjoy your sense of humor (and that son of your's! ooh la la!). Couldn't figure out how to comment on WordPress blogs, but am glad there is a place to come and view your work in blogspot land.