A few months ago my art supplier stopped stocking my preferred Winsor & Newton oil paints. Whilst I was waiting for an online delivery of new colours I decided to mess around with a few acrylic paints I had kicking around the studio. For an oil painter to switch to acrylic painting there are many challenges. One of which is obvious – acrylics dry really fast! A real problem when working with layering glazes as I was doing with oils. The recent portraits posted here are acrylic paintings, the pressure is on to work a little faster to try to create an acrylic portrait using oil painting techniques! Here’s a recent acrylic portrait which I have tried to make appear as though it has been painted in oils.
What an enjoyable little painting this was to paint! I loved working with these blue hues to create the illusion of light captured in this bottle. I am from Bristol, so there is a natural fondness for the beautiful and famous Bristol Blue Glass
I think I can count on one hand how many abstract paintings I have done. It is unknown territory where I tread carefully as I am quite inexperienced in this field. I share this one with a little insecurity!