12 x 16
Monday July 28 during a class at The Austin Contemporary, I painted the Big Apple, an exercise in using acrylic gel to prime to canvas to give texture. We were to spread the gel on the canvas in a stucco-like manner and allow to dry before class. We then primed the canvas with a light sienna wash, creating shadows and dimension. The actual painting only took about an hour to do. I like the stucco effect the gel gives to the texture. I also got a lesson in transitional colors between shade & light.