was executed with Winsor & Newton Acrylic using only Burnt Sienna, Pthalo Green and Titanium White. I did introduce a touch of ultramarine blue into the water about half way through the job, but that was mostly covered with more pthalo green.
Recently I decided to trial a new Artists' Acrylic manufactured by Winsor & Newton.
"IMPRESSION SUNRISE" is the result of my 1st dabble with these new paints.
Hailed to be the most scientifically advanced acrylic colour available offering a revolutionary and unique advancement in acrylic paint manufacture.
Virtually No Colour Shift from Wet to Dry
New Transparent Binder for Exceptional Colour Brilliance
Unparalleled percentage of Single Pigment Colours
Outstanding Richness, Intensity & Depth of Colour
Well I can honestly say it is a pleasure to paint with. Lately I have favoured working with oils and pastels for the main reason that I have been doing work which required a lot of blending. These new acrylics have an extended open time and a lovely smooth texture making them ideal for blending.
If your would like an acrylic that feels more like an oil I would recommend you give them a try.
(By the way, I am not being paid to say all this) ....but hey.... if anyone from Winsor & Newton happens to read this blog post ... let it be known ... I am available for promotions... ;o)
This swan was painted (drawn if you prefer) from a snapshot taken at the Gympie Duck ponds. The photo was pretty ordinary, but once the background was eliminated I think it made quite a nice little portrait. All it took was a black & white pastel pencil a couple of reds for the beak, browns for the eye and an extra pale blue soft pastel for the background.