An Easy Way to Create a Blurry Background

I love those images where the foreground is in perfect focus and the background is just a blur.  The blurry background really makes the subject “pop”.  Here is a great example of what I mean in this painting by fellow Northern Rivers Artist, Katherine Castle.

Conversations by Katherine Castle http://www.wildlifeart.com.au

Sometimes achieving that blurry look in a painting can be tricky but I have found an easy way which I am about to share with you in a short video.

All you need is a blank canvas and some free-flowing acrylic paint in a few different colors.  I have diluted the paint to a mix of one part paint, one part painting medium and one part water.  Oh,  and you will need some gloves and surface protection for the work table as this technique gets pretty messy  (but fun).

See how to do it here.

 

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