The prep board

Normally I don’t work in acrylics; a friend took up painting as a hobby and as he said after creating three weeks worth of masterpieces, went back to golf. I wound up with the paints and some canvas boards. I worked in watercolor and oil in school and later; one would think acrylics would be easier. Guess again. They’re as difficult as egg tempera, they dry fast, water thins them out and one loses the color vibrancy. There is a retarder you can add, but why? The biggest difference is how light works on them. Acrylics reflect light, appear flat. Oils and watercolors let the light through where it reflects off the canvas or paper and comes back through the paint, giving them a luminosity.Prep 01Studio work Food study in acrylics


About Vermont Woodchuck

Professional Photojournalist since 1969 with a BFA from SUNY Purchase 1979-Visual Arts. I despise advocacy news journalism. Every photojournalist should be prepared to show their camera RAW images of news events. Reason: RAW images cannot be altered no matter what is done to the finished product.
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