This is an image I began a while ago. This was an early attempt at acrylic. The colour in the cliff was originally done in acrylic but in a watercolour approach and I liked it. I ran into trouble reconciling the watercolour-like section with the more opaque sections. I’m just reading a book by Serge Hollerbach an artist that also began as a watercolourist but switched to acrylic. He recommends that while you can use acrylic in a watercolour manner it’s greatest benefits come from using it in an opaque way. I’m quite interested in following that advice so this picture was redone opaquely. I used the fan brush and some techniques from Hollerbach’s book to get the blended sky. It’s a much more dramatic picture now.
Sunset On The Elbow Pt2
16″ X 20″