using golden open acrylics

I have been practicing using golden open acrylics. They stay workable on the canvas for seven hours and allow me to blend my skies. I used a limited palette of quinacridone magenta, titanium buff, titanium white, ultramarine blue and hansa yellow opaque. I find the limited palette really interesting, as I had to make various colour mixes I haven't used in a long time. I am getting used to the slightly brighter colours and the titanium buff lets me calm the bright colours down nicely. The painting is on canvas and is 16 x 20 inches.

I haven't been able to access my blog for ages, yet tonight I managed to all is a mystery but I feel so glad to be back! Hope you are all well and painting!


  1. "Simply"... Simmill-esque... and beautiful! I love your use of the oblique tilt in this composition - quite different from the usual panorama that I grow to expect to see here! Bravo!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  2. Oh, how lovely and spring-like! I like this color combo and it suits the season. Glad you can now post again - who knows what happens when Blogger goes on the fritz?