Thursday, January 31, 2013

Acrylic 5 Pelican

Another one stroke.  But probable blended too much.  The teacher liked the clean colors.
Acrylic on Linen Pad.  Framed  13 X 16.5

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Acrylic 4 One-Stroke

Boats & Piers  I originally painting this plain-aire during a workshop in Gloucester with Betty Lou Schlemn.  I had trouble with the one-stroke technique.  I just wanted to blend.
Acrylic  12 X 16 Canvas on Board

Acrylic 3 Scumbling Golden Forest II

Scumbling is a new technique for me.  You just rub the paint into the canvas with an old brush.  You get a soft look.  I had just brought home my watercolor painting,  Golden Forest, so I tried the scumbling technique painting a smaller version on a canvas board.
Acrylic  16 X 12 on Canvas Board

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Acrylic 2 Texture

I really exaggerated the texture.  I used modeling paste that had dried out somewhat.
10 X 8 Canvas Board

Monday, January 28, 2013

Acrylic #1 Knife

I just started taking a course at Florida Gulf Coast University in Acrylic Techniques.  The first homework was in knife and texture.  This is a knife painting of Heavenly Biscuit.

Acrylic on stretched canvas  10 X 8

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

White Egret

This was painted with acrylic on watercolor paper that was glued on foam board.  It wasn't too successful.  The foam board buckled so the painting is concave.  I put 2 inch wide masking tape twice around the edge to make a 4 inch boarder.  Then after drawing the bird I covered it with masking tape and cut around it.  So than I could splash and have fun with the grass in the background.
Acrylic  Framed 26X30