Sunday, September 18, 2011

10 Minutes Study in Acrylic

I'm teaching my first painting workshop next month, which is very exciting and a little bit scary. It's a still life class in acrylics. I haven't been doing much in the way of still life or acrylics recently, so I've decided to get back into it with some simple little 10 minute studies, a la Carol Marine, to remind myself of all the techniques I use when painting with acrylics. The two things that came back to me quickly were :

  • using layered transparent colours to create the glow in the fruit
  • using acrylic medium and painting wet in wet to blend in some areas
  • so far lost edges are easily achievable but the soft edges will take more practice
If you paint in acrylics and have any soft edges pointers, please share. I don't think I knew what soft edges really were until I started painting in oils. :-)  Well, off to do some more studies. Talk to you soon.



  1. Best of luck to you on your workshop. That's one lucky bunch of students:)

  2. Good luck with your workshop! Wish I can be part of it! I'm sure its going to be wonderful.

  3. Thanks Carrie, Hilda and Antonio. I really appreciate your vote of confidence in my abilities to teach. But it's still a little scary...

  4. Great job on these studies! You' ll do great in your workshop!

  5. Thanks Virginia! I appreciate your enthusiasm. :-)

  6. You're probably teaching as I write! Hope it's going well. Nice work on the cherries!