I experimented... and then this happened!
TriArt Paint Markers
The other day I took home a 24"x24" canvas. For the past few years I have been painting oil on paper so it has quite some time since I have touched acrylics and canvas. My teeny tiny studio in my new house is short on supplies but I happened to have a couple of paint markers in the bin that I had been meaning to test out.
TIP - Break the barrier of a fresh white canvas by covering it with a colour that makes you happy. If you use a spreader instead of a brush you get a nice even coat. No paint is wasted and no brush needs to be cleaned!
Paint markers are loaded with highly pigmented, lightfast colours that will not bleed and are water permanent when dry. The paint flows from the tips in a smooth, even layer.
SHOP PAINT MARKERS
Using the broad white marker I very loosely sketched in my image. (Sketching from a photograph of the creek at the bottom corner of my property.) Love how the marker flowed just enough to get some lines and indications of where I plan my highlights. What fun!
Why Stop There?
I happened to also have the big black marker as well and decided to use it to work in some shadows. The black flowed super velvety and opaque. I could go back and forth between the black and white all day. Its a sketch so I can give myself permission to be loose and forgiving with it.