I have had a hankering to play with acrylics for a while now, so yesterday I pulled out my paints and some canvases – and realised I needed to gesso them before getting started – how frustrating!
But today, thankfully after some sunny weather to help dry the gesso, I have started. There are two images I want to paint, but I am starting out with a still life just to get back into using the acrylics again.
Using Yellow Oxide and water I have completed the underpainting. No time to continue with it today, but I am so glad to have made a start.
But I can solve a lot of that once I start using colour.
I am glad I have made the effort to use the acrylics again. I only had a short amount of time that I could do this in today, but I decided that if I didn’t start I wouldn’t start at all! It is so easy to put off something – procrastination is an old friend – but I have set my mind to getting some more work done, not just pastels, and I now have to right frame of mind and the time to do it.
Step by step is better than no steps at all.