Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tippette #20 - Using Acrylics for Backgrounds

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Using Acrylics for Backgrounds

Sometimes you just want to paint a more-or-less monochromatic background (for instance, behind a floral).  But if you need to strengthen the color by adding more layers (sometimes I put down as many as 4-5 washes), you'll easily lift a previous wash..so what's an artist to do?  Use acrylic instead!


Close Up to show monochromatic background
In a painting like this, why not use acrylic for the background?  Each layer will dry "unliftable".  You can add as many layers as you like.  Just make sure that you thin down the acrylic paint to the same consistency as watercolor!


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