Sunday, March 1, 2020
Crow Acrylic Painting
I finished this about a week ago. It is the largest painting I have done in a while - 16.5 by 20.5 inches. I made it those dimensions because 16 by 20 is a standard size for frames and windows cut in mat boards. I had a lot of fun painting this, fairly simple design with such a dark subject against a bright background. I will probably go back to painting a little smaller for the next ones since I will be able to produce them a little faster. I am enjoying the switch to coldpress watercolor paper - it is much easier to get smoother blends. The only thing I miss is that opaques do not like the surface of the watercolor paper since they tend to soak into the paper instead of floating on the surface. As a result, opaques look duller on watercolor paper. I did manage to do some opaques on the crow since he is so dark that the paint shows up quite clearly despite becoming duller afterwards.