Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Scratching Through

I got my acrylics out today and had a little play in my moleskine sketchbook. I love to layer the paint and then before it dries, scratch it off with the end of a brush. The red roses first had a layer of yellow, then when dry a layer of the red. You can see the yellow lines on them where I've scratched through. The great thing about acrylics is that you can paint on top of the background like I've done with the bird on the right. The bad thing is, I'm a bit clumsy with the paint brush and I'm not very patient at 'colouring in'. I've bought new brushes too!

How do people apply acrylic or oil so perfectly neatly?

8 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

This is wonderful! I think I want to play with this technique today. It's a great way to make your "clumsiness" part of your style! Adds to the whimsy!

Jessie said...

Thanks Cori! I hope you have fun too! :o)

Serpent Mandalas said...

Lovely colours Jessie!! :)

Jessie said...

Thanks Lindy! :o)

Amalia K said...

Courageous colors, as always Jess! And the bird is magical... :)

GreenWhisper said...

so bright and beautiful, i love these x

Jessie said...

Thanks Amalia! I do like to paint birds :)

Thanks Greenwhisper, I had lots of fun using bright colours!

kathy hare said...

Beautiful! I have never thought about scratching into acrylics I might just have to have a go! :) x