Finally finished. I added some highlights that really helped him not disappear into the background. And added some finishing details to the ground. Lastly I sprayed a few light layers of clear gloss acrylic over the whole thing, lightly sanding between layers to keep from having the weird fuzzy build up from overspray.
I was scraping the bottom of the paint bucket for this one. Using paints from when I was in school several years ago. I’m not a huge fan of acrylics, but I didn’t have time for oils to dry. I really need this to sell so I can get some more paints.
Do better quality acrylic paints still dry so dull? These were pretty lousy; student grade and below. They took a lot of work to make them look right.
Acrylic on plywood, 2’ by 4’
On display at a local artist show in a pretty sweet coffee house.
The owner never lets me pay for drinks there. If you are close, go to Common Grounds, check out the local artists’ work, and enjoy a cup of joe. The deli items are AMAZING also. It makes for a great lunch!