Am packing up for vacation and have decided to keep things simple with a few tubes of acrylic and some sketch pads designed for acrylic (Canson makes a great inexpensive pad for acrylics, about $5 at Walmart). I’m taking along the following colors: cobalt blue, yellow ochre, light red ochre, titanium white, burnt umber, cobalt turquoise, Naples yellow…my standard palette plus a few new ones I’ve been playing around with.
Heading to Cape Cod and not too sure about what I will paint when I’m there. This is not a painting trip, but a vacation, so it will be limited to quick sketches. I hope to do some in Provincetown as urban landscape excites me a little more than seascapes. Am also hoping to do some marine painting, boats are like buildings on water. 😀
If you are thinking about trying acrylics for the first time, or have experience and would like to experiment with some new techniques on alternative surfaces, I have a class at the NJ Visual Art Center that might be of interest. It’s called Introduction to Acrylics and will be held for 5 weeks on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit the Workshops & Classes page or call the art center at 908-273-9121.