Sunday, May 5, 2013

Green Turtle Rising

8 x10 Acrylic on stretched Canvas.  Painted from a photo 
for the Wetcanvas WDE.  Glad to have the acrylics out again.  
Enjoyed it but I need to loosen up a bit more.  Acrylic is 
a nice medium, but dries very quickly with the wind and heat.  
It is better to paint here as soon as it is light, while the air
is a little cooler.  I use a stay wet palette, extender gel
(retards drying) and I spray the palette and back of the canvas 
with water, but heat and wind are formidable opponents.  
Maybe it is time for oil paints?

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