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- Liquitex basics paint
- Liquitex glazing medium
- Liqutex full body unbleached titanium white
- Iwata airbrush with creatix paint
- Master series brushes (philbert)
- Proart Polar brushes (round)
A much enjoyed variation of the usual colour for almond blossom paintings in gold. I wanted to create a painting with warmer colours on this occasion and choose this variation of a well known. I started this painting by mixing liquitex basics to form a near gold colour and covered the canvas over. I graduated the colour as I reached the centre of the canvas to achieve a variance in the depth of the background.
Following this, I used unbleached titanium white to form the basis of the of the tree. I then used various colours to build up the detail of the bark to include hoockers green, yellow, unbleached titanium white, white (for the highlights) and various browns. I then added in the blossoms using initially a shade of blue that I had coloured matched for the painting from the outset. On seeing the final product with the blue blossoms, I realised that this wasn't the theme I was looking for so decided on a change.....
I managed to find a complementary colour for the blossoms that I was happy with, by adding a shade of yellow in with unbleached titanium white. The accent colours of green were then added.
I went over the whole painting with Glazing medium from Liquitex and left to dry for twenty four hours. After the painting had dried, I sprayed it with Liqitex matt finish spray. I patiently waited another day before finally giving two coats of Liquitex medium gloss varnish.
Again another painting I very much enjoyed.....with each painting, I learn more and more.......here I learnt that with acrylic painting - it is a very forgiving medium in that if you are not happy with it you can change even the colour scheme by;
- painting over the top when completely dry
- using a hint of colour with glazing medium to change the tones and colours
Final artists note: This was the first painting that I used gloss varnish with (I have previously used mat varnish), I was very pleased with the gloss varnish as it enhanced the colours of the final piece - something to definitely repeat again and again......
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