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David Lloyd - Artblog
Original fine art by David Lloyd
August 12, 2009
A Day at the Beach - Alla Prima
4x6 Acrylic on Paper
Collection of the Artist
David, If I could paint a beach scene half as nice as this in gouache I would be one happy camper! May I ask what size brushes you use for these little guys....and do you work to size or work larger and crop down? I find it so difficult to leave well alone and always end up with overkill of washes and colours.
You continue to be an inspiration to me.
8/13/2009 03:03:00 AM
First of all, your gouache work is stunning! Little Gems 2 and 9, particularly.
As for brushes, I go as far as a 1" will take me, then usually switch to a 3/4" or 1/2" to define a few things, then a tiny round for the really fine bits...never very much of that!
It is not unusual for me to do an entire sketch with a 1".
Rule of thumb...use big brushes.
As for cropping...I tape off the size I want first, then paint over the edges if necessary. Peeling the tape off is always exciting...feels like removing the bandages!
8/13/2009 03:32:00 AM
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