If I could have painted the underlayer of this bowl with fruits (crop) as fast
, as precise
, as easy to apply
and as luminous
I would have never painted it in acrylics.
I don't know what M Wilcox says on this subject, but it takes a lot of effort to recover the same luminosity
in oils on top of this acylic underlayer.
That is how I create the light from within. Semi-opaque oil layers and glazes do the rest.
Even much less detailed, it blows away photography, but people are so used to look at paintings from magazines, prints and screens,
they don't even realize how a layered painting looks like in real life.
Thin layers of oil paint create much depth and luminosity, but so does acrylics if well applied and on the right underlayer(s).