Acrylic Painting with Artist Jimmy Leslie
Art that makes a splash! Join Jimmy Leslie, resident artist & director of the Fine Art Collective at ColArt and paint waterfalls crashing in to mist and develop a sense of motion using Liquitex Soft Body Acrylics combined with Liquitex Acrylic Glazing Medium on a pre-stretched canvas. Working with a...
- Tone canvas using Teal.
- Use a ruler and pencil to divide the reference photo into segments.
- When the toned ground is dry use a pencil to draw the same lines found on the reference photo.
- Work quickly to block in color in an effort to cover all areas. Then, assess object relationships at the first stage of progress. • Sky: Cerulean Blue + White • Hillside: Yellow Oxide + Cobalt Teal • Background trees: Yellow Oxide + Cerulean Blue toned down with Quinacridone Magenta • Outcropping: Phthalo Blue GS + Quinacridone Magenta toned down with Yellow Oxide • Top of waterfall: Phthalo Blue GS + Cerulean Blue • Foreground: Yellow Oxide + Quin Magenta as a base
- Begin to layer on top of the first areas that have been blocked in while starting to clean up some shapes and bring variety to them. • Foreground: Yellow Medium Azo + Phthalo Blue GS toned down with Yellow Oxide • Foreground water plume: Cerulean Blue + White + Glazing Medium • Top of waterfall: Yellow Medium Azo + Phthalo Glue GS + Cerulean Blue + Quinacridone Magenta added for dark edge • Front of waterfall: Cobalt Blue • Right of waterfall: Cobalt Blue + Cerulean Blue • Right of rear waterfall: Yellow Oxide + Cobalt Teal + White
- Outcropping — If you feel your painting is too dark, make an adjustment using Phthalo Blue GS + Quinacridone Magenta toned down with Yellow Oxide. However, please note that this will still read as the darkest dark. • Rear waterfall and right of waterfall: Cerulean Blue + White + Glazing Medium to soften edges. • Add variety to trees with Yellow Oxide/Phthalo Blue GS toned down with Quinacridone Magenta and lightened further with Yellow Oxide/White. • Add variety to sky with Cerulean Blue/White mixture and cut into tree shapes.