Almost too hot to paint!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summer crept up on us recently and we’ve been experiencing something of a minor heatwave. I’m not complaining you understand, it’s just that the paint has almost been drying on my brush as I work today. Not to be deterred I found my bottle of glazing medium to help keep everything flowing.

blackbird

As you can see from the pool of wet paint on the canvas I am working with lots of water and medium added to my acrylic paints.

teapot

I’m improvising again by perching my photocopied blackbird on top of my teapot. If he was real his feet wouldn’t be trapped under the lid but one has to do what one has to do in the interests of art!

teapotbird

The first stage was to draw a sketchy outline in pencil. Next I imagined an horizon line to suggest the table the teapot was sitting on and painted all the area above the table with gold metallic acrylic. This looks very patchy – it took a couple of coats to get a smoother finish.

palette

Leaving the gold paint to dry, I made myself a stay wet palette. It’s something I rarely do but in today’s temperatures the paint wouldn’t have kept open for long without it.

birdpot

He will need a few more details before I call him finished but as acrylic dries in minutes that can be anytime I like, unlike the Bluetit on the Teacup I showed you last week  which is only now ready for the next oil painting session.

 

Hope you are all being creative – thanks for visiting today.

Love Linda x[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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