so now my hare painting is finished I decided to tidy up and finish some of my old paintings….. Some from over a year ago. I decided to start with the beagle, which to be frank I had lost interest in. Now it maybe very inexperienced of me, but I started him in acrylics, and decided yesterday that I would do the next layers in oil, as that is my fav medium of the moment ( until I try gouache). He has become much lighter in colour than I had first intended, mainly because the colours I had out,in the palette where the tones I decided to make him ( rather than wasting paint) I think he looks ok lighter in colour, and I can darken a little when I do the next stage in two weeks. Is it very wrong to use oil over acrylic? Will it be ok?
i will update you with the beagle, next layer ( and hopefully finished )in a week or two.
Unfinished acrylic base layer, then I lost interest!
A year later…. Oil over acrylic?? Is this the wrong thing to do? Wait to dry then comple the painting.
My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow.
I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use.
I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.