Twin Bridges, Acrylic glazes, Italy

Acrylic stage 1

Acrylic stage 1

I haven’t worked in acrylic before. This was an exercise in layers and glazes. We would begin with A1 sized gesso’d 300 gsm paper and after working out the composition in sketches, indicate where on the paper it would be. You can see the 2 layers  managed before it rained, but did get the sponged off areas lifted before it dried ( or got rained off!)

Acrylic stage 2

Acrylic stage 2

it looks to have progressed at high speed and indeed next day the acrylic mixed with a glazing medium was brushed totally over and dabbed off before it dried and removing any light areas one wanted to. Another colour went over and I did all that again. Suddenly it comes to life.

Acrylic stage 3

Acrylic stage 3

There was more of a difference than you can see here, from the last one, as Iv’e added paint and detail in parts, then removed some and scratched away bits. I may do more when I get it home, but I loved the technique and it has an old world look to it. I’m keen to try this more. It seems to get a mind of it’s own and I have let it evolve in it’s own way. Huge fun. Below is where we were painting from. Not a subject I might have picked but as an exercise – wonderful.

Ponte Cosi near Barga

Ponte Cosi near Barga

©ErinHill2010

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