24 September 2008

Acrylic Painting on the BBC

Until now I had not searched the BBC for art. It's amazing what is on the site. Of interest was painting with acrylics which has been a new adventure for me. In addition to pop art, like Bob Marley below, my focus has been on nudes. Using the same technique as described with Bob, the subject only strikes you when the black paint is applied. The effect is good for paintings of all sizes. The smallest I have done was 5 x 3 inches and the largest, 5 x 3 feet. I think I may be obsessed with the technique, or is it the subject!? Wasn't it Renoir that said, 'When I've painted a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then the painting is finished.' ?