More Acrylic Works

Rex Beanland, Janey, acrylic, 9 x 12


Rex Beanland, Hair, acrylic, 9 x 12






















Rex Beanland, Alex, acrylic 9 x 12












Rex Beanland, Punknowle, acrylic, 14 x 11











I’ve been experimenting with  acrylic recently in anticipation of my workshop in Turner Valley on Oct 20.   It’s been interesting because I’ve had to push myself a bit to get the effects I’ve wanted.

These paintings were done using acrylic  in a non-watercolour style which  I think it was a very good choice for me.  Acrylic can blend wet in wet in a manner that approximates watercolour but it just isn’t the same.  So I choose to use acrylic in an opaque manner similar to oil.  It helps me to keep these 2 workflows completely separated.

I enjoy doing portraits from different angles because often we see the back of the head more freely than the front, probably because of the emotional impact of eyes so predominates a frontal view.  From the back it’s easier to just see the shapse.  These 3 portraits were of members of the Calgary Sketch Club.

The landscape was taken from  a photo of our trip to England.  While travelling from Southhampton to Cornwall we just randomly took a little detour off the motorway and discovered the charming little village of Punknowle in Devon.  This painting is from a photo of  the main street with the all important pub.

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