This is my second painting for my Challenge #paint52. I used Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint. It is supposed to be similar to oil, drying time is still faster than oil, but it does give you a grace period to work color into color. Spraying the unblocking formula directly on the pallet and the canvas brings the paint back to its liquid state, enabling you to blend and mix. This is only my third painting using Atelier Acrylic, and in fact any acrylic paint. I am still very fond of my oil. It is really difficult for me to duplicate the intricate colors that I can create with oil. I may go back into the painting with oil to soften the edges and bring the color to a different level. Right now though I am going to let it be, since I do believe that it is close to being done and perhaps I pushed it a little to far.
I want to continue painting with the Atelier Interactive Acrylics. But I do feel a need to go back to my oil and compare. I do love the drying time of Atelier Acrylics. It allows me to lay color on top of color. I don’t like the darks though they are a little dead looking to me.
There was no drawing done in this painting, just laying shapes next to shapes. I find that very enjoyable, for I want to give the painting a looser appearance. As I push through this challenge it is important for me to consider that I have always wanted to paint loosely. I want to have the shapes recognizable, but not stiff. It’s all about shape. I also want to make sure that I don’t overwork the painting.
This is the eighth painting of my San Francisco Series. Who knows, maybe this challenge is going to help me get this show out by spring. SOLD