*Painted with acrylics and Inktense ink mixed with acrylic mediums, on 11” x 14” (about 27cm x 35cm) canvases.
I painted with lots of thin glazes – a technique which I commonly used years ago. These two are not all together successful, but some aspects of catching the light effects are passable.
I’m keen to explore “tonalism” in my painting… may eventually try more of that with oils (and watercolour, and art app media) as well.
In my revisit to acrylics these past weeks, I’ve completed many smaller canvases as well. I’m not happy with most of the results, and I’m likely to paint over them. That’s ok, I know perseverance, and lots of practice are both vital to improving skills in drawing or painting, or in just about anything.
The two acrylics below are also on 11” x 14” inch canvases. I’ve used the paint a little more thickly, however, perhaps due to my love of watercolour, I also did a fair bit of glazing.
These are a little too garish for my liking, but there are parts that I think work.
In between my acrylic adventures/struggles I continue on with other more familiar art media.
I often begin a painting on canvas with gouache, Inktense ink washes or watercolour, then start in with the acrylics… Dipping into my Inktense blocks is nice and easy – I’m so not used to using tubes of paint.
All these above are under 4” x 6” in size… I love doing miniatures. Some more small works below.
This is a view from where I live, towards the hills. Watercolour and inkpen on approx.14cm x 21cm cotton paper.
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