Paint Your Background First
As I'm working on my latest painting, I'm being reminded of an important principal of acrylic painting and that's always paint your background first.
This doesn't just go for simple solid color backgrounds, but detailed backgrounds also. Take my latest painting for example.
This foreground of this painting is going to include a woman walking and carrying a baby, but for now, all I'm worried about is the wall behind them. I'm acting like the people don't exist at this point.
The reason for this, is because of the fast dry time of acrylic, I've learned it's very hard to blend out your brushstrokes quickly enough while trying to blend around a subject.
After I'm finished filling in the color on the background, I'll draw in my subjects and repeat the same process of underpainting followed by color, on them.
That's all for now. I'll talk to you again next week.
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Painter of portraits and wildlife