These two little friends are enjoying the Bumble Bee Bop, my favorite carnival ride.
Here’s how I paint yellow in acrylics:
Most acrylic yellows are semi-transparent and don’t cover other colors well, but they have a nice sunny glow if applied thinly over pure white. So if I have a painting with a lot of yellow in it, I’ll start with a thin yellow wash over the entire white surface. Then I carefully preserve the yellow areas by painting around them. If I make a mistake in a yellow area, I’ll first paint the mistake out with white paint, then go over that with transparent yellow.
“Mr. Bee Takes Some Friends For A Ride” by Lesley Spanos. Acrylic painting on Ampersand Aquabord, 7″ x 5″. Copyright ©2012 Lesley Spanos, all rights reserved.