Thursday, June 30, 2011

365 Doodles - Day 181 - Pirate Special Day 4

Not much time to work on the picture today; just some work to the face, the parrot and frock coat. Tomorrow I intend to do a lot more.

For a few months now I've been looking for a way to 'lift' my paintings and to make them more vibrant. Acrylics tend to be a bit flat compared to oils. I assume this is because oils have a 'sheen'. So, taking advice from an art shop owner in Oxford today I bought a gloss varnish for specific use on acrylics. I've tested it on an older picture and it intensifies the colours beautifully. I'll be using it on all of my paintings from now on.

I learn something new every day.

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