Change your Mind - Change your Painting!

Some acrylic fluids have the advantage of transparent color that can be washed over dried acrylic underpaintings, and therefore, shifting the color. The underpaintings can either be a black and white value study or a full-on color combination. 

Again, for the initial painting has totally dried (very important) - I prefer to wipe transparent fluid color over the entire painting. This procedure completely alters all predetermined color choices and shifts the energy and excitement all over the surface!

I have also found this this is a fun way to surprise myself - by returning to an earlier "failed" painting. For instance, if I feel the painting can't get any "worser," what the heck, I drastically shift direction with a color wash. This certainly is not a new idea, but it's good to be reminded you always have another option instead of beating up on the canvas... and on yourself.

Be sure to watch the video - I work on a black and white value study and a color combination, shifting both with transparent fluid acrylic color washes. 

I like to believe that this is all about the act of painting - and not rendering photo realism. I always prefer painting instead.

Change your mind, your water and your attitude!  

The above studio lessons, materials and much, much more are featured in my Workshops all over the country! 

Check out these 2 workshops coming up:

Cloudcroft Art Workshops, Cloudcroft,  NM - Still space available!
July 18-22, 2016 or

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
August 8-12, 2016
August 15-19, 2016
Contact Education Director (707) 937-5818

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Robert Burridge
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