>Urban hero – Barassi caricature

January 21, 2009

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I managed to crank up the Presets and find some drive last night. Continued work on Ron Barassi caricature which I’d already done the pre-sketch on. The “firsts” on this piece include using “canvas paper” and a “wet palette”.
The canvas paper is just that – paper which exhibits the slight grained texture of actual canvas. I actually like it – it’s really taking the paint nicely and I was enjoying the use of the glazed mixing medium because it gave me a lot of freedom to wash out the flesh tones to the desired weight.
The wet palette is something I picked up from Jacksons which includes a couple of sponges and some wax paper. I still needed to use a spray bottle which I mixed medium into and sprayed over the palette while I worked, so it seems the main point of this thing (the palette I got at least) is to keep the acrylic paints wet for the following day (not during a session).
Hopefully finish this off tonight because I have a deadline to have it done for tomorrow night’s unveiling at Troy‘s place ($500 fine otherwise!). By the way, Troy has been making updates to my webpage and has recently put the link to this blog on there. Why does he do this? Because he is a top bloke, that’s why.

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