ART TIP: If I can't get it light enough, I resort to going back into an area and painting it out with white then repainting it. Then I get the lighter coloring I was aiming to achieve.
I always try to take lots of pictures when I'm at the beach. I couldn't resist the little boy running with his big pail and his ever patient mom bringing up the rear.
I decided to tone the canvas in black which is a bit tricky when painting in acrylic and dealing with the paint drying darker. I'm learning it is all about lots of layers.
The painting didn't feel quite right/finished so I turned to my critique group for suggestions. They suggested I tone down his maroon romper which was too dominate and didn't fit in with the palette I choose for the rest of painting. I heeded their advice and I'm very pleased with the final painting.
|Can't Catch Me, 8x10" acrylic on gessobord ($200)|
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Herman by Jim Unger