4.5 inch X 6 inch acrylic on canvas sheet
This was a fun painting. I bought four tubes of acrylic paint--red, yellow, blue and white. I've seen painters who make an underpainting with acrylic and then paint on that with oils. I thought I'd like to try it.
Karen Mathison Schmidt is one of my favorite artists who uses this technique. She creates rich, luminous paintings with lots of glazing and underpainting. Check out her blog.
Anyway, I started out with the paints on a paper plate, thinking of making an underpainting. Once I got started, I did the whole thing in acrylic. They dry fast, so it was a completely different feeling from oils. I painted much looser than I do with oils. And it was fun to see what I could do with just three colors.
I'll have to try the underpainting another day.
Have a good weekend!