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:
The Other Side - $100
Even though I'm not the best at unique, catchy titles, I am excited to announce a new series of small canvas paintings - all cosmic or space themed. They will range in size from 3" x 3" square, up to 12" x 12" square. At the moment, I have completed several smaller paintings, which are available for sale.
I will be adding more to this new series in the coming weeks, and I hope to have quite a number of original paintings for you to choose from.
When I last posted, I previewed a piece that was the start of my new series of cityscape art. I'm happy to announce that it is now available in my shop on Etsy, and is titled "Night in the City".
I wanted to create a scene that was lively and bright, and full of twinkling stars and the lights of a busy city late at night, and I think I accomplished that.
I was also hit with a bit of inspiration tonight, and created two ACEOs, which are a continuation of my theme. I decided to have some fun, and incorporated glitter glue into the little paintings along with the acrylics I was using. I'm really pleased with the interest and sparkle the glitter adds to the pieces.
Once I can come up with fitting titles for the both of them, and I take a few photographs of them, I'll have them listed with my other aceos
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.