Last night I saw a brilliant speed painting on YouTube. It’s by a super artist who’s channel is StudioSilverCreek . There’s lots of lovely painting to watch there. Here’s the video I watched:
I didn’t know you could paint with Acrylics on watercolour paper so I thought I’d give it a go. Initially my plan was to work on a study of the original painting by StudioSilverCreek – just to see if I could make it work.
So I began the same way:
But as I thought about drawing the person going fishing (as seen in the original) I decided to make some changes. Instead I drew two sillouettes – one of a bird and one of a person kneeling in the meadow. I got both the bird and the person to look at the same place and then drew a small flower there as the primary focus for the painting. I’m quite pleased with how it worked out. The watercolour paper was OK. At first I had some difficulties with bits of paper rubbing off but I was using a decorating brush at the time – it might be a bit harsh! 🙂 After the first layer or two were dry though the surface improved and was absolutely fine.
Here’s the finished painting:
Credit to StudioSilverCreek for this study, as I was learning from her work. 🙂