Traditional painting in “Experiments” series

Hi everyone, below is a study in the “Experiments” series:
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I decided to use the traditional painting method of glazing with acrylic paint. The study features a basic sphere rendered by building-up transparent layers. I wanted to see what it would look like with a treatment of modern acrylic medium on top of it.

Here is a detail of the tonal values rendered on the sphere using the glazing technique. The good thing about glazing with acrylics is how fast it dries. You can get many thin layers down in a day. Whereas, in traditional oil painting, you’re lucky if you can get one layer done:
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I really like the rough texture of the burnt umber:
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I like the way the rough texture wraps around the sides of the painting. It makes the image more congruous as a whole:
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Here is another detail:
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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re enjoying the fall weather and it’s colours.