It is now week 2 of the 29Faces challenge, and I have to admit it has definitely been a challenge, My subject of choice is usually much more abstract, and either a tree or a skyline, or even the moon and stars. So, when I tell my brain that we are going to draw a face and not a group of purple trees, my brain does this rebelling thing for a bit, and then gets to work. Some of the results of last week's let's-draw-faces-and-not-trees arguments are below:
Also, in keeping with my personal challenge and promise to make more art this year, I finished two small acrylics on canvas this weekend, I haven't named them yet, other than the tree one and the building one. They need better names.
Experimenting with acrylic washes
A wash is simply a little bit of paint mixed with something to make it thinner and more transparent. Mix a little bit of acrylic with a bigger bit of water or extender and you've got an acrylic wash. Okay, so it might be a bit more complicated than that, technically speaking....or is it?
I recently decided to try something new, and decided to try incorporating washes into my paintings. The cityscape above started out like this:
_If you've read my blog at blogspot.com, you've seen my post mentioning that I'm starting a new series of paintings involving cityscapes.
Today I was inspired to do the first of my series: this evening I worked on the first painting, which is a small acrylic cityscape measuring about 6" X 6" in deep blue and green hues, accented with yellows and oranges. The title of the painting is "A Night in the City", and I hope to create many more in this series in the coming weeks.
I am a self-taught artist, using my creative and sometimes bizarre mind to come up with colors, shapes and scenes and transferring them from my my mind to a canvas or piece of paper. I love to experiment with different styles, colors, media and shapes in my artwork, so you might find me listing acrylics one week, watercolor the next, and then a mixed media collage after that. I create art because I love it - it makes me happy. I'm here to share that enjoyment with others.