In the recent Fruit Flowers & Crystal Class, the students worked step by step through a previous painting of mine that included a crystal bowl. I demonstrated with acrylic on canvas, and used the same palette of oranges and purples. On the last day, I thought I would have some fun and work on top of the acrylic with oil paints. This is a great method for making radical changes to a painting. The oil gives fast coverage for any changes. It also gives the opportunity to more easily add softer less defined edges. Included here is a thumbnail of my original painting, and a larger copy of the oil painting that was done on top. It was a fun and freeing process.
What an inspiring week this was! We collaborated on so many wonderful still life set ups. Many thanks to Sydney S. for her generous donation of fabulous flowers from her garden! They were spectacular. Can you tell these were happy painters? Very happy 🙂