|'Moody Marsh' 24x24 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas|
|on the easel|
I used 2 one inch brushes and an old palette knife.
|The start of the painting....toned canvas orange|
Mixing paint and making the brush strokes I wanted were the tricky parts. It is a learning curve and if I really want to be more confident and in control I will need to practice more often. Once a year with a paint brush is not enough!
|close up of the edges....1.5 inch gallery wrapped canvas|
Why Picking up a Paint Brush is a good idea
- Being comfortable with a brush and developing your own personal brushwork will help you create more successful UNDERPAINTINGS for pastels.
- Pushing yourself to MIX the colors you want rather than pick up a stick of pastel will give you a better understanding of color. This understanding will transfer into more effective color in your pastel paintings.
- It pushes you outside of your comfort zone. As long as you take the pressure off and decide to make it fun...being outside your comfort zone is always a good thing for growth.