A HINT OF AUTUMN – ACRYLIC SKETCH

With the lifting of the complete lockdown I went into Liverpool and got myself some acrylic inks this week. I am thinking of putting some of these line and wash style images onto canvas. Up until now I have been using standard inks for the line and watercolours to add washes and I feel I need acrylic inks to apply to canvas. This one above is done in acrylics on paper with acrylic ink, liquid acrylic and heavy body acrylic. I am happier keeping it simple than adding layers of complexity as I did in the one below.

In this one I used black and white inks to create the lines and I feel that has some mileage for developing.

I am still playing around with standard ink and watercolours as they are quick to do and here are a few more below.

The one above is a more complex version of the first painting and I dont think the complexity adds much value.

Putting ink onto a wet surface can give an overpowering effect especially with black ink, so it needs to be done sparingly. I did buy some red, yellow and blue inks and havent yet started using these. They look more potent than the liquid acrylics I use.

There may be more of these to follow.

Other abstract paintings are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

10 thoughts on “A HINT OF AUTUMN – ACRYLIC SKETCH

    • Thanks Margaret. Having always hid or removed my lines in paintings, it is a revelation to make them key to the work.
      Acrylics can go off if not used. That was why I was using Quink ink and watercolours at first. Now I am thinking of going bigger it might be worth the investment and I might use them up.

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