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.
I am spending quite a bit of time in Odense this week as my husband is performing at the Hans Christian Andersen Festival. I suddenly remembered this portrait I painted a few years ago. (It was sold to an avid fan of this celebrated author.) Lovely to be spending so much time in this fun city! Great cafés and people!