Demonstration of British wildlife in acrylics

 

 

The tutor, David Hyde, told the audience that his method of painting with acrylic, which had evolved over many years, was more akin to watercolours than to oils. After explaining the various materials he uses he went on to demonstrate his technique for capturing realistic wildlife by painting a picture of an oystercatcher. By using the quick drying properties of acrylic he uses many layers to gradually build up texture before applying colour.

 

Some photos of the demonstration are shown below.

 

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David Hyde with his completed demonstration

The completed demonstration

Detail from the completed demonstration