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.