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Acrylics Class


I started my new weekly acrylics class.

Tom, the guy leading the class, threw some fruit on the table and showed us "umber washing." Kind of a cool thing. He explained how Rembrandt used the technique in painting. So I painted a lime and a red cup nearby for some composition.

We used the instructor's paints and not our own, and acrylics - at least with these student grade paints - is a weird medium. The brush slices right through the paint to the canvas. So it's pushing around and flattening ridges of paint. Very different from watercolor.

Next week, we actually get into the tubes of paint, which should be fun. I'm interested to see how that is different from the paint we used today.


by Brett Rogers, 9/27/2005 11:46:49 PM


Ha! That is exactly how I felt when I tried watercolors after using oils. It was just so ~different~..but good. I was surprised the way the colors go onto the paper. They were so light compared to the weight of the oils...It's good to try new things..I can't wait to see more from the class!



Posted by Laura, 9/29/2005 12:43:54 PM

Yeah... I gotta get oils going on. I feel like I'm missing out on something good. It's late right now, but I think I'll paint for a while.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 10/2/2005 12:35:14 AM

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