Nativity Story. Unfolding the Painting process

From empty to the full. Painting process

Shrek noted:

Ogres are like onions. Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.

Not only onions and ogres have layers. Also good painting has layers.

Layers make the painting glow and give deepness. I rarely just mix the color I need. I use layers. When I need green hue I paint first blue layer and then add on top of it yellow. Outcome is green. Just like in printing where colors next to each other form the tone.

I am in love with acrylic. It dryes fast and lets me move from one layer to an other rapidly. Also my living models (I never paint from photos) prefer fast drying acrylics. They have no time to pose for few days or wait. I have to be swift to capture their fast withering beauty.

Acrylic, canvas and layers work well for my painting process.



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