Sarah Patton

Here are my first-ever attempts with acrylics! I loved the colour mixing and working with paints with a completely different texture to the water colours. I found it much easier to work with them with the water – using them ‘neat’ was quite challenging and I painted a lot of apples before I produced something I was happy with! I also found it was a while before I found brush strokes that I was happy with. I soon noticed the difference between the opaque and translucent colours and the way they cover or show through one another.

I found it tricky that I lost my pencil lines when working with the impasto colours. I did the final landscape on a canvas and found it very different to working on paper. In order to have the right colours for the landscape I had to use two different brands of paint and they were VERY different! The cheaper one was much thinner.
I have really enjoyed this section and will certainly work with acrylics again.

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