James Guy Eccleston
James Guy Eccleston
Wales, UK
Painter of still life plus dance and equine subjects. Oils, acrylics, pen and pencil.
James Guy Eccleston
Hi! I like the owl, looks great and the brush marks and outline. I'd agree a less varied/mottled background might be better. Smooth acrylic transitions aren't impossible though! A good water mister can really help, extender/retarder slows down the drying time well too or try using pure acrylic gloss medium and some water to get more if a flowing glaze that can be built up. They say it's best not to add too much water as it weakens the paint film but you could add a final layer of pure acrylic to fix it. My preferred method is a limited palette so I can remix and reproduce the colours easily for big areas but allow some variation. Also, a short brush can be used to push/scrub nearly dry acrylic around for quite a long time to get blends over dry paint.
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