I started this 16 x 20 canvas yesterday and am loving it so far. These are new techniques for me but one of my favorite color palettes. I am using payne's grey, raw umber, titanium white and buff. The titanium white is one of Golden's new OPEN paints which is giving me extra working time.
The techniques I am using to create this piece are from a great online class with Julie Prichard titled "8 Great Paintings". If you have never taken a class with her you need to put it on your "to do" list! Julie and Chris Cozen host a network where they teach multiple classes in mixed media techniques and have also just released a new book "Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer By Layer" also fabulous and a must buy for your collection!
I have taken many of the classes Julie and Chris offer and have yet to be disappointed. Actually of all the online classes I have taken (and believe me there have been many) in my opinion they offer the best. A couple of the things I love is that you have unlimited access to the content (not an easy find these days) and instructor support and feedback on your work. Within 24 hours there is a response. It is truly an interactive learning experience. The classes are super affordable as well.
For more info on all the classes they have to offer
I will be sure to post the finished piece soon. I was not sure where to take it next but thanks to Julie's feedback I will be stepping it up a notch and creating more contrast!
See you soon!