My Potting Shed

The Potting Shed - Mixed Media (Acrylic and Oil Pastel) - April 4th 2021

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I did some plein air painting this afternoon - and found out the hard way that working in acrylic outside in direct sunlight is not a good idea. I don't have a "stay wet" palette, and the paint was drying faster than I could get it onto the canvas. I've been reading about different mixed media techniques in Leisure Painter, so I decided to try working back over my painting with oil pastel and this is the result. I don't think it's my finest piece of work, but I learned a lot.

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Bobbie Matulja

I'm a busy Churchwarden from a rural parish in South Shropshire. I've been painting and drawing for over 10 years - so I would describe myself as an experienced amateur. I've picked up a few art prizes at Tenbury Agricultural Show as well as exhibiting with Tenbury and District Art Club - and I…

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