THE SHADE OF THE RIAD – ACRYLIC PAINTING

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The hotel we stayed in at Sucre, Bolivia, seemed to have been transported from Morocco. As the town was built by the Spanish it is not surprising to find a Moorish influence. The cool corridors interspersed with the light courtyards, painted blue exuded a solid permanence against which the human form seemed fleeting. I tried to dissolve the figure into the light and shade as she made her way across the courtyard.

Other paintings can be found on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

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5 thoughts on “THE SHADE OF THE RIAD – ACRYLIC PAINTING

  1. beautiful! straight away I noticed such lovely brush strokes!!!
    how you applied the paints….. lovely Graham! wonderful fluctuations and nuances of tones within each flick of the brush 🙂
    this gives it the life and spark, and Light that just makes it glow 🙂

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    • Thanks Debi, its a technique I’ve been doing for a while with acrylics, though you could do it with other media. On a toned support, this one was a light yellow, I just place marks of similar hue, varying them all the while and allowing the support to show through. Once one hue is done, I start on another colour
      It does give a dynamism to the painting and a more painterly outcome.

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