Today in one publication I will try to answer many yours questions.
So, yes, I start work with acrylic paints, and finish with oil. There is nothing unusual here: this is the traditional technique of the old masters, when the underpainting was made with water-soluble paints (previously tempera), and then they worked with oil. I do this because with acrylic it's easier and faster to do the general tone of work, and it's better to work out the details with oil. Only oil paints give the picture a soft form, smooth color and tone transitions.
Between these two main layers, it is necessary to cover the acrylic underpainting with retouching varnish. This will improve adhesion and color. Retouching varnish is more liquid, does not cause brush sticking during further work. I have TM "Neva Palette". Tomorrow (hooray!) I start working in oil!
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Добрый день, друзья!
Сегодня в одной публикации постараюсь ответить на много вопросов.
Итак, да, я начинаю работу акриловыми красками, а заканчиваю масляными. Здесь нет ничего необычного: это традиционная техника старых мастеров, когда подмалёвок делался водорастворимыми красками ( ранее темперой ), а дальше работали маслом. Я так делаю потому, что акрилом легче и быстрее заложить общий тон работы, а проработку деталей лучше делать маслом. Только масляные краски придают картине мягкость в передаче формы, плавные переходы цвета и тона.
Между этими двумя основными слоями необходимо покрыть акриловый подмалевок ретушным лаком. Это улучшит адгезию и проявит цвет. Ретушный лак более жидкий, не вызывает прилипание кисти во время дальнейшей работы. У меня ТМ " Невская палитра" .
Завтра (ура!) начинаю работу маслом!
Всем вдохновения по жизни!
Wip: Upper background painted today. I will paint another layer over this in a few days when it's dry. It is a mix of @mhoilpaints Prussian Blue and Burnt Sienna. Prussian blue is very fast drying so it only takes a couple of days to become "touch" dry. I am still working on the two larger peonies at the bottom. The reddish pink one has a lot more work on highlights. Now all the background is in I can see more easily where I need work to complete the peonies. The pink peony at the top also needs more work. I'm on the home run now though 🤗🤗
It’s ✨GIFTAWAY✨ time! With Christmas right around the corner, I thought, what better time than now?🤗
The White Poppies and Garden Peonies are by far my top two selling prints, and I’d love to gift one to someone this holiday season.
What you’ll win: an 8x10 Poppy or Peony art print in a sandy blonde frame (as shown in this photo).
How to win:
1. Follow me @finchandfleur
2. Tell me if you’re team Poppy or Peony
3. Tag a friend or two (1 tag per post - more friends = more chances at winning)
The winner will be announced on this post at the end of the week (15th)! Happy Monday, friends!
Wip Detail: Working back into the lower, pink peony. Adding highlights and deepening shadows and crevices. I've only worked on the lower half so you can hopefully see the difference. I'm using transparent glazes as the glazes enrich the colours and still allow colour beneath to show through. This is my favourite part of painting, also I am so close to finishing when I get to this stage. My deadline for putting my brushes down is the 15th and I think I might just make it. A painting of this size takes me about a month to complete. It will be oiled out when touch dry before varnishing.
Wip: Video and update explanation. Sorry if I'm boring you with what appears to be little progress this week but second and some third layers may not look so different unless you are viewing earlier shots. I don't usually do a third layer only spot glazing to areas which I may do up to 5 or 6 glazes depending how much I want to enrich a colour. However, white blooms do require more layers if you are not using Titanium white and I had used a lot of flake white. I've discovered a great covering Titanium White by Art Spectrum which I used today and loved it. Tuesday all the background will be painted in at the top and the lower half will have its second coat so it will make a huge difference. This work is likely having to go to its new owner oiled out only and back for a couple of days in the new year for varnishing.TURN UP SOUND AND SWIPE TO SEE 2 MORE VIDEOS