Bruce Mulcahy seascape in acrylic 2015
Bruce Mulcahy gave a demonstration using artist quality acrylic, applied with a fairly small white nylon brush, on 200lb cold pressed Bockingford watercolour paper with a slightly rough random texture.
Bruce sketched the position of the main shapes from the photograph of boats in Staithes beck. He established the dark areas with a “black” made from cobalt blue and burnt umber.
Bruce, working from dark to light, painted the similar areas of colour across the scene, creating a unified painting.
Bruce worked through the painting methodically adding the larger areas, a light cobalt blue sky, grass and light sand.
In the short time available, Bruce added detail to the houses and painted the boats.
Painting at end of demonstration, needing an hour or so to refine.