Acrylic on Masonite, 16" x 20," c. Catherine Vines
The copper color in this paint is actually metallic paint and in person has a lovely sheen. It's an opaque paint, so it completely covers the colors below, sometimes a disadvantage. I use a palette knife because I love the way it lets me develop layers of colors. Working that way can be misleading though if I don't frequently get back from my canvas and look at my painting. Too many ridges of color can add up to a brown mess because of the way they blend from a distance. I prefer larger areas of overall color complemented with juicy details.