Three Peaks - acrylic painting

Three Peaks – Acrylic on Canvas 40″ x 30″

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Three Peaks

Size of original: 40″x 30″ Other sizes available!

Acrylic Painting on Canvas 40″ x 30″
Landscape scene depicting a lake in the foreground with a mountain range in the background.

Wet on Wet Acrylic Paintings?

This is my second in my collection acrylic paintings. I tried the wet on wet painting technique. To a degree it’s ok but I have to be a lot quicker than with oil paint. Even using a medium. I find this technique perfect for oil painting but acrylic paints are more limiting. Though to be honest that’s probably down to my limited experience.

The great advantage, I find, in acrylic painting is the drying time. A few hours at the most depending on the amount of medium used or thickness of paint and temperature. Compared with ten to twelve days minimum when using oil paints.

This was the first time I’d used a palette knife. Always felt more comfortable using brushes. However I find certain mountains and rocks easily created with a knife.

Although I imagined this scene it’s also influenced, in part, from memory. Eight of the best years of my life were spent living in Snowdonia, North Wales. Our cottage was in the middle of a four acre smallholding. Situated 800 ft above sea level on a slope facing the sea 4 miles away.  We were surrounded by snow-capped peaks for many months each winter.

The irony that comes to mind now is that I nearly set up as an artist then,  over twenty years ago. I had a stone built barn near the cottage. My intention was to convert the barn into a gym/art studio, it was large enough. Not far from Beddgelert and the terrain that inspired the illustrations for the ‘Rupert Bear’  books. There is an abundance of wonderful, magical scenes there to inspire anyone. I must go back there one day and take my camera. 🙂

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