Being the Student – Fancy a Pint?

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For my second painting in Glyn Macey’s Acrylics Workshop I chose the one he calls ‘Fancy a Pint’. Considering it’s the hottest day of the year so far it did feel a bit strange painting a snowy scene!

I haven’t painted many snow scenes before so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out and how easy/difficult I would find it. I can honestly say that it did stretch me, which is exactly what I wanted this course to do.

When I paint in acrylics I normally start off with very thick paint or even a palette knife working on a canvas but the way this painting is structured (and my previous one) was to paint with wetter washes initially and then build up to thicker paint.

I had some old Daler Rowney Cryla paper kicking about which I didn’t particularly get on with but couldn’t bear to throw away so decided to try it again for these tutorials. Whether it’s Glyn’s magic, who knows, but it’s working out okay on this paper – I had labelled it up to use as collage paper so feel quite chuffed that it is getting used.

I only have one picture of the painting a short way through as I was too busy having fun to remember to take any more.

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I am learning so much from Glyn’s tutorials already…..learning to not be so precise but allow my brush to make happy mistakes. Learning to allow random brush marks to show through my painting and not fret over the outcome.

As before, I have put it in a mount/frame to get a better idea of how it looks.  All in all I am pleased with how it came out.

I really would recommend Glyn’s Acrylic Workshops if you are looking to improve your painting skills and like me, become a bit free-er in your painting style….they are just great.

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