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.

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Bruce, working from dark to light, painted the similar areas of colour across the scene, creating a unified painting.

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Bruce worked through the painting methodically adding the larger areas, a light cobalt blue sky, grass and light sand.

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In the short time available, Bruce added detail to the houses and painted the boats.

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Painting at end of demonstration, needing an hour or so to refine.

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Posted on 22 April 2015, in Acrylic painting, Bruce Mulcahy, Demonstrations. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Bruce Mulcahy seascape in acrylic 2015.

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