Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bye bye Acrylics

Next week we are back into watercolors in class. I have finished all of my acrylic paintings and I am posting in order of what we did in class.
The fist project was a couple of pears. They remind my of the folk art pieces I did back in the 70's.
The second was a impressionistic image of lilacs. The original looks a lot better than the photograph. Some paintings photograph well, others not so much.
Then we painted a field of Poppies. I hope you think this is bit better than the last time you saw it. As you can see I lighten it up. Mom told me she though it needed to be lighter.
Then we all painted cows. My teacher told me mind look more like a dog. I have to agree. I think it looks like MY dog. I sense Brandy's personality in the painting.
The last thing we painted was suppose to be a Southwest scene. The colors in my painting are not muted enough to be southwest, or even Colorado. Do you think it looks a bit like Fairview canyon, or Mt Nebo?  I liked my colors better than the picture I was copying that was SW,  but then again I liked the poppies when the field was darker... It needs a frame it will look better with a frame. Still there are a couple of places that need to be improved in this piece. The beauty of acrylics is you can keep painting until you get it right.


  1. I'm so glad you're painting again. It's so fun to see your creations! I loved your dog/cow! I wanted to kiss it! I think your southwest painting might be a little like Fairview canyon, too!