Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Self Portrait with Flower



One of the most meddlesome things about using acrylic is that it dries darker than when you first paint it, as the binder used in the paint shifts from white to transparent. This is an exercise I assigned myself to help see the subtle color shifts.

And this is part of my palette:



I just got some new Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylics which claim to be brilliantly colored and not to shift darker as they dry, as they use a transparent binder. I'm looking forward to trying them out with my next few paintings... we'll see what happens!

1 comment:

Darrell Rundvall said...

Bethany, we sure enjoy watching you develop and learn. I do miss your photo's of San Franciso.

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