My Backgrounds Painting class- 1st Lesson

I mentioned I was planning to start a painting class by Paulette Insall last week. The subject matter is painting backgrounds- particularly organic dimensional backgrounds with many layers using acrylics.

The first step after you prepare your canvas is to color wash it . Next add some collage elements:

Then you add the first layer of dimension and texture using paint:

That is my homework until Class 2. I need to pick up more paint colors and more canvases so I can try this using several color palettes. Stay tuned for next week’s show & tell!


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