The House by the Lake, ©John O’Grady, 2013
Acrylic on Panel, 6″x 6″
NOT for SALE
I have been exploring wet into wet techniques with Liquitex and Golden Acrylic paints
which allows bleeding and the paint to run. They are a joy to work with: their vibrancy and colour saturation
are second to none and allow me to be more spontaneous.
I’d love to hear your comments.
gorgeous painting – love the wetness – will try this, maybe.
Thank you for your comment, I know what you mean about the wetness, I was going to work over it in oils afterwards, but it seemed to turn out fine as it was. I notice you let the paint bleed in your own acrylic work a fair bit http://patriciamacdonaldart.com
Yes, I see the wetness too and think it works particularly well in the reflections on the water. The tree silhouette is very effective and gives me the impression of night falling and gives it an air of mystery.
for your comment I think I am naturally drawn to that time of day. The wetness that you mentioned and the bleeding is very much a work in progress, but I am excited about.
That’s a really interesting development, John. I have been grappling with watery acrylic on watercolour paper recently. Maybe I should investigate those paints you mentioned. I look forward to seeing what you do with them next. eoin
I am doing a bit of grappling myself at the moment with the paints, but i find it’s a good way to stay fresh, trying a new medium