September 23, 2015
Today I tested my set up for painting en plein air with acrylics. I like being able to paint light over dark after waiting only two minutes but I don’t like the feel of the paint as I apply it to the canvas. Maybe I’m too in love with oils and watercolor to give acrylics a fair chance. I’ll try again tomorrow.
Scraggly Pine, cornfield and fence – 12″ x 6″ acrylic on canvas board
cadmium yellow medium, cadmium barium sulfide and hansa, permanent alizarin crimson, quinacridone burnt orange, phthalo blue green shade, ultramarine blue (green shade) and white gesso.
I’ve have an odd selection of acrylic paints, certainly not my usual palette. As long as I keep in mind where the pigments are located on the color wheel, I know what they’ll do when mixed with one another … and it’s fun to experiment with different palettes.