Showing posts with label acrylic tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acrylic tutorial. Show all posts

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mixed Media painting over Acrylic Pour- Cultural Aura


8*10 wrapped canvas
Acrylic pouring is an exciting, unpredictable painting technique that doesn't involve brushes and can provide you with finished paintings or interesting backgrounds for additional techniques such as this one. Here is another revamped failed pour painting that after the addition of ink and watercolor it transformed it into something spectacular. Carefully places accents help to acentuate the.hair and weathered face of this individual.  I also tried really hard not to cover all of the beautiful background instead using the texture to my advantage. I LOVE this painting, it has everything I look for in a self-critic of my work, contrast, color, spontaneity, interest, lost and found edges. I hope this inspires you to try something new.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

On the Cliffs - Painting over an acrylic poured background

I have been experimenting with a new technique of acrylic pouring with mixed results. This little 8*10 painting is one of these that didn't quite turn out the way I hoped, so when it dried instead of repouring I decided to use it as a background for another painting. There were not a lot of "pre-loaded images" to work within this pour -these are images that just appear -  so I had to rely on the colors in the background to choose colors the colors for the foreground. The muted blues/greys and texture reminded me of washed out plaster so running with that I emphasized the oranges, pinks, and greens. With all the visual interest the background you don't have to worry about covering all the underpainting, just enough develop your vision.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mixed media landscape painting with Gelli printed paper background

This little landscape painting was created using gelli printed paper tiles as my background. This process serves as adding color and pattern to a blank canvas as well as adding some interesting texture.

4.5" * 7"
Acrylic painting covered with Gelli printed paper tiles on wrapped canvas

Hope you enjoy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Acrylic portrait step by step African child

I haven't been painting alot for a few months now, but i have 4 small open ended paintings that have been ordered and need to finished in time for Christmas. I usually don't take orders this late in the season, but the same client does this to me every year and makes it worth my while .. lol So in order to get back in the swing of things I did this very loose 2hr portrait of a little african boy. This little man was done on an 8 * 10 canvas board and just 5 colors UMB, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, and black and white. Hope you enjoy.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Floral Pour - acrylic cracked!



Well this was an eye opener. Another acrylic but this time i tried pouring, as well as my fingers dipped in water to acheive this marbleing technique. Overall it "was a beautiful painting till it started to dry and then it cracked. I dont know why - maybe because the paint was applied so thickly. hmm! Anyways I thought I would share what was. I peeled this painting off and are saving the paint skins for another project.