I started on my Foothills and Runners painting today. This one is already a fun one to paint and I am looking forward to working on it more. The composition is such that I can feel myself in their space, but then again, I was in their space right behind them taking the picture. When I was running along that day I was out in front on the left. I saw a painting ahead of me and jumped off to the side and let everyone pass and took a pic as fast as I could. I have to be fast because they keep moving pretty quick. This was a really lucky shot of the group, the hills are easy to catch. The dogs even cooperated, you can just barely see them unpainted. I have taken so many pictures of them running. Finally a good one. Our groups official name is the Boise Foothills Running Club, but we simply call ourselves “the group.”
This time I blocked in the underpainting all around the figures in acrylics. And then I painted in the figures with oils. When I’m done it will be mostly oils. Sometimes I do under paintings with acrylics and sometimes I don’t. I’ve learned that you can paint oils over acrylics but not acrylics over oils. The oil paint doesn’t stick to acrylic paint well.
Over and out. I’m happy with my start.