Thursday, April 21, 2011
Painting in Progress: Us Against the World
Ugh. Backgrounds. I hate backgrounds. Large areas of color / gradient are annoying... especially in acrylics. Acrylics are lighter when the paints are wet... they darken a bit as they dry. Here you can see I created a nice smooth gradient for this paintings background. Lighter on the left, a touch darker and cooler tone on the right... also keep my drawing underneath pretty visible.