This is a small 9x12 inch acrylic painting on a paper made for acrylic painting. I thought it would be interesting to try the paper out on an easier subject such as apples. This surface is rated at 185 lb./400 G and comes 10 count in a pad. I know nothing about ratings of paper for painting. This surface is thick, so I figure it must be good. LOL Maybe a watercolor painter will help me out with that.
It seemed to fight back at me by bowing up when I covered the surface with the paint, and moreso when I thinned the paint. I found I had better results by letting it dry and not thin the paint with water. After I got the hang of it, it came out pretty fair. I sketched the apples on with pencil and did an undercoat in burnt umber thinking I could blend and glaze in the background without losing the apple underpainting. Almost did. I brought the apples back up with a green then worked on completion with the reds.
I like to do studies by starting with sketches then do small paintings which may lead to painting the scene on a larger format.
I hope you enjoy Easter, our holy day in worship to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.