Wednesday, January 28, 2009

...the marketplace...

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This work-in-progress painting is a 24"x48" acrylic on masonite board. I plan to eventually paint in oil colors and use the acrylics as a very detailed underpainting. Acrylics have a very fast dry time and are much easier to use  (this could be merely  an opinion, but I think that many artists would agree with me) without hassle of difficult clean up and the you can use the easiest, most-available medium of all: water. The best part about using water-based acrylics as an underpainting is that oil paints can be applied on top of them with ease, but the same does not apply with acrylics on top of oils... remember last time you tried to mix oil and water? Probably didn't work out the best, right?!
-Josh Grabowski
A special thanks needs to go to my good friend Stacey Marek for the picture where this painting has originated. Thank you for sharing your pictures from your trip! They have been so very helpful!

5 comments:

Stacey Marek said...

ah! yay!! I've been waiting to see this! It looks great!! Lets go to italy. Hope all is well.

grabkellie said...

AMAZING!!

Mike said...

Keep up the good work, Josh! Niiiice!!

pking said...

Josh - you are soooo good with your artwork! I am very proud of you!
Paula

Hola bitch! said...

This is a great scene to paint! Can't wait to see it with a little more progress!