My latest painting is a bit of a palette cleanser (pun intended).

I wanted to try out a few glazing techniques to build up a rich depth of colour (and an excuse to break open a delicious new tube of burnt umber). I seem to have driven past a lot of cars hidden under tarpaulin lately and am always intrigued about what is underneath.

The main issue I had with the glazing fluid is that it leaves a light gloss finish wherever you use it. To stop the tarpaulin looking strangely matt in comparison I had to paint a wash of glazing fluid on top, but building up the translucent layers of burnt umber was a joy.

It’s taken me a while to decide if this painting with its simple composition was finished, but sometimes less is more.


Acrylic on canvas 14″ x 18″

(You may or may not be able to tell, but it’s an MGB underneath the covers. One of my very favourite cars.)

This entry was published on May 4, 2016 at 12:00 am. It’s filed under Acrylic, Art, Paint and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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