Santa Monica Pier

Rex Beanland, Santa Monica Pier








This painting is one of my recent works in acrylic which I’ve started doing again in preparation for my acrylic workshop on Oct 20.   The background was done in a style that I learned years ago from Jerry Yarnell who had a very interesting acrylic painting show on PBS.  The background creates an effect similar to watercolour with smooth blending  and no brushstrokes showing.  It is achieved by first wetting the canvas with water then coating it with gesso and using that to blend the colours.  It’s very effective for skys.  What I like about the acrylic version of this sky is the vivid colours that are possible.

Santa Monica Pier
acrylic on canvas
14 X 10

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