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Landscapes To Paint 10

landscapes to paint 10
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Hi Michelle, I’ve just has a look at the canvas you are using on your website and that looks fine, and the block in also looks fine. You might just need to add a bit more water to increase the fluidity. Often my first block in of the colour doesn’t completely cover the coloured ground (as in you can still see the coloured ground through the layer of paint). It just acts as a guide so I can then do another coat of thicker paint when I’m feeling more confidence of having the correct colour mixed. A classic beginner mistake is simply not using enough paint. You can feel that you are going to ‘waste paint’ so subconsciously used less paint than is needed. I was teaching a palette knife painting class this morning, painting only with palette knifes, and my students had some fab results. It forced them out of their comfort zones and gave them the confidence to experiment with thicker paint. So maybe try not only mixing the paint with the palette knife but applying it with the knife to the canvas. This doesn’t have to be over the entire painting, but just as a method to loosed you up and get a feel for acrylics. Let me know how you get on, Will Reply

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