Friday, July 3, 2015

Surreal Dolphin and Wave acrylic speed painting with Lachri

In this speed painting demonstration, I'm painting three dolphins in black and white under a teal wave and stormy clouds.

I'm painting on a Fredrix gallery wrapped canvas. This canvas had too much tooth for fine detail, but I loved the shape (1 1/2" thick stretcher bars) so I just gessoed it with Liquitex gesso, dried it, then sanded it down with 800grit sandpaper for a smooth finish.

The colors I'm using are Liquitex basics in white, mars black, bright aqua green mixed with a bit of phthalo blue to get my teal color, and som permanent green deep for glazing over portions of the wave.



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Time lapse and speed painting tutorials and demonstrations by award-winning artist Lachri. Learn how to paint portraits, surreal landscapes, pets, lions, tigers, and birds...pretty sure a Wizard of OZ reference should be made right about now. Get tips and watch techniques for working in acrylic and oil paint, carbon pencil, graphite and colored pencil.

The background music is Greg McKnight on Piano.

This video was shot using the Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD camcorder.