Friday, September 17, 2010

Single Pear

This is an original 8" x 10" framed acrylic painting and is available for $150.00.

Today there was a workshop at the Kawartha Artists' Gallery and Studio put on by Golden Acrylic Paints to show the advantages to using their Open Acrylic line and how to use some of the various gel mediums.

The pear was painted using Heavy Body Gel tinted with yellow green as a base for the pear and burnt sienna for the table top; then set aside to allow it to dry.

Once it was dry (almost four hours later), various mixtures of lemon yellow, raw sienna, burnt sienna, cobalt blue, alizarin crimson and white were used to give some colour to the pear. Burnt umber and burnt sienna was used for the pear stem.

The table top was various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, lemon yellow and white.

The background for the pear was painted using vertical lines of raw sienna, burnt sienna, and lemon yellow.

It was a very enjoyable and fun filled class. I think it is about time I did a few more acrylic paintings.