Working in the confined space of a caravan, I chose to work in a small scale of A4 size on a 300 gram textured 100% cotton acid free watercolour paper using flow formula acrylic paint to create a simple copy from the photograph - view side image. The paint brands I used were Maimari a very high quality Italian brand. I also have a few other brands of acrylic paint in my kit, chosen for convenience, as they are commonly available.
This shows the small amount of flow formula paints I have placed in my wet palette, my brush box, box of flow formula paint and the simple block in under painting copy from the photo.
I had fun completing the stage 2, block in of Warby Hut, in acrylics.Below is the pictures of how I made my own wet palette with a shallow tight lidded container,
1/ a rack goes in the box first
2/ a sponge goes on top of the rack
3/strength paper towel wraps goes around the rack and sponge and the sponge and base of box is dampened so that the top paper towel stays damp but not flooded in water. The paint applied to this paper will stay damp while working. Place the lid on the box will keep the paint usable for days.
The next stages of the painting, stage 3, the refining of the work and stage 4 the detailing f the painting, will be the topic of my next blog.