Shoot it, Sketch it: Watching paint dry

Windermere Historic House acrylic painting
Windermere, Akaroa – acrylic, 315 x 420 mm, 2013.

This week’s Shoot it, Sketch it painting is based on the photo I used for last week’s post. When I decided to paint this beautiful little house, watercolour and ink seemed to be the obvious choice. Then my husband asked for an acrylic version. It turned out to be quite a challenge for me because I didn’t see it as an acrylic painting — at least not at first. But who am I to disappoint my biggest fan?

What a week I picked to use acrylics though! The weather in Christchurch has been rather warm and so the paint has been drying on the palette really quickly. It’s given a whole new meaning to the term ‘dry brush’! Click on the image(s) below to see more detail.

Windermere – dry brush acrylic details
Windermere – dry brush acrylic details

Others taking part in Shoot it, Sketch it are Clouds of ColourThe Little LeafLunch SketchPoppytumpTwo Scamps and Breana.

I’m going away on holiday in a couple of days (yay), so my next Shoot it, Sketch it will be 25th February.

9 thoughts on “Shoot it, Sketch it: Watching paint dry

  1. I was sure I had commented before … the acrylics give a nice feel to it Anna lovely with that red roof !
    Hope you’ve had a super holiday 🙂

    1. Thank you : ) It was fun (and educational) painting the same photo in different mediums. I think I may do a bit more of that.
      I’ve had a wonderful holiday, thanks. We’re home now and I’ve got lots of projects in mind for the coming months. I can’t wait to get started.

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