Tuesday, September 27, 2011

For the birds

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Kittiwakes. Acrylic on paper.

Just finished this piece, I took a photo of these two Kittiwakes a couple of years ago on Ballycotton pier.I tried painting them several times but couldn’t get them into context. I’m happy enough with this although I think  I’m going to put a few flying birds in the distance.

I have loads of scraps of acrylic paper in the studio, either students work or my own that didn’t work out, so I am using it up at the moment trying out different techniques and mediums. It’s only taken me 20 years or so to try “slow drying” medium with acrylics, what a dinosaur! This has encouraged me to use glaze medium and who knows what else in the future. I will post the results as they happen…or not. Open to ideas for other mediums.