Sunday, January 27, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I wanted to do an acrylic very large and bold with a lot of impact. This is the first in a series of large floral macros that I am planning on doing. I really had a lot of fun playing with this one because I love the colors and because of the size I was able to use large brushes and be more expressive with my strokes. I painted the sides of the canvas so that it can be hung on the wall as is, gallery wrapped style. This painting is for sale.
Friday, January 18, 2008
This is a quick little painting done in under 2 hours. It is 8 x 10 inch done on one of those foam sheets that kids use to make shapes etc. It was quite interesting to use, almost like suedeboard, but I found that I could not do very much blending of colors nor could I get defined lines very easily. I found that very soft pastels like ludwigs worked the best.
I quite enjoyed the process but I think the next time i will coat with colorfix primer first.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
After many hours of painting and repainting portions of this one, I think I am finally done. Because of the size and complexity of the subject I found this one to be very challenging. I know the more I practice with acrylic I am bound to feel more confident and I know it will show in my art.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
This is the largest pastel I have done to date. It is from a photo that I fell in love with and have wanted to paint for a long time, but haven't really had the time to devout to such a large piece. The funny thing is it really didn't take any longer than my smaller pieces. Go figure!
Monday, January 7, 2008
This is another practice painting for me in acrylic. I really love the colors in the photo, green being my favorite. I don't usually go for paintings of birds, but for some reason I was very attracted to this photo.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
This is another try with acrylics. I am beginning to get more confident with it now after doing a couple of paintings recently. I found this reference photo at Wetcanvas.com and have a wonderful gold leaf frame for it.