Tuesday 2 June 2015

Acrylic commission of Shergar

Painting with acrylic paints makes an interesting change from using oils. I like the way you don't have to worry about light over dark though keeping the acrylics fluid can present something of a problem. Mediums can extend drying times but have issues such as causing the paint to sink. Even using a stay wet palette doesn't prevent the formation of a skin on the paint when the palette is exposed to air so you tend to chuck away more paint than you use to make the picture.

This is a commissioned work is of the great horse Shergar and his jockey Walter Swinburn completed using acrylic paints.

Shergar - Acrylic on canvas - 50cm X 70cm


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