Alice 3 To Get Away Painting WIP 6
Here’s where she’s at.
I tried the big colour overlay a few days ago… total, heart-wrending failure! I sat, staring in disbelief at the loss of all those hours of subtle work, for a good ten minutes (i’d used an additive medium, which saved me in as far as it slowed drying time!), before my inner pragmatist shouted to my outer stunned mullet “Try to wash it off! You’ve got nothing to lose!” which galvanised me to rush the canvas under running water and, with a cloth, scrub the disastrous colour layer off; yay for acrylic which, when dry, is 100% water resistant, but, till then, 100% water soluable!
Anyway, lesson learned… stick to the style you have spent years developing! This is now going to be a fully committed Chris Attwell black and white painting… so I’ve actually done a lot more work on the shading, with lots to go, but am happy with my progress. After all, if I really want to add colour, I can do it in Photoshop!