Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Back Yards by Julie Riker
This is fresh out of my pochade box - a study I did this morning of some buildings in Boiling Springs. I feel that this is quite different from most of my other paintings. For one thing, the bright sun forced me to (squint) see the shadows as simplified shapes - I always forget to do that! I have also started using an oil primer on my boards - even over the pre-primed acrylic ones and over top of those old rejected paintings. The oil primer is thick and fills in a lot of the canvas texture and then I can sand it to a smoother surface. I find that rather than having to scumble the paint into the canvas to cover it, this paint sits on top and is easier to build up thicker areas.