New Painting – May 14 2017

May 14, 2017 at 10:35 pm (acrylic painting, Art, painting) (, , )


I whipped together a fairly quick painting today: 8″x10″ acrylic on canvas. On a minor note, I got to open a pack of nicer canvases for it; new canvas smell is always exciting.

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Field and Stream

January 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm (acrylic painting, Art, painting) (, , , )


I just finished my next painting; it’s acrylic on an 8″x8″ canvas. I picked this image to paint because it had an interesting composition and I wanted to try something with it. Unfortunately, I did not achieve anything of what I wanted with this one, but it was a step in the right direction. I learned a fair bit during this one and reworked the colour a couple times, but ultimately it was not as cool-feeling and isolated as I had hoped for. Also, this is the second piece I since I started using Liquitex Heavy Body for parts of it. I’m still figuring out the ins and outs of them, but they seem to dry out much faster than my Liquitex Basics series paints.

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Field and Barn

January 18, 2017 at 7:55 pm (acrylic painting, Art, painting) (, , , , )


I’ve just completed my first painting of 2017; it’s acrylic on an 8″x10″ canvas. I’m still deciding how happy I am with it, but I tried a number of different things with this one. Here’s a picture of it:

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Painting: Roughly Autumn

June 2, 2016 at 10:34 am (Art, painting) (, , , , )


Here’s one of my paintings from last month. I used an existing painting to get a better idea for subject matter. It’s acrylic paint on a 10″ x 10″ canvas.

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Abstract Pear Still life

May 3, 2016 at 10:31 am (Art, painting) (, , , )


Here’s a painting I did last night (considering giving it as a Mother’s Day gift). Acrylic paint on a 5×8″ Masonite board. I’m not sure how well it came out in the photo, but I used a spatter technique to get some texture on the background and pull some of that reddish colour onto the pear.

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First draft of Iron Man painting

April 17, 2016 at 10:53 pm (Art, painting) (, , , )


I got around to doing a quick draft of a painting I aim to do in the future (due to an agreement). The goal was to pick a scene from a Marvel movie and paint it, so I picked Iron Man. This is my first draft to see if I could get a decent approximation of the colours I’d need for the scene. It’s painted on a 7″x9″ canvas board.

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Niagara Falls painting

April 14, 2016 at 9:10 am (Art, painting) (, , , )


This was my first attempt with an actual canvas (previous attempts were on canvas paper or Masonite board). I’ll double check the exact size, but I think it was 5×7

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Painting of Peggy’s Cove

April 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm (Art, painting) (, , , )


This is yesterday’s painting project. It’s a scene from Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia on a 5×7 canvas board. Original reference photo taken by Julie King

 

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Teapot Study 2

March 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm (Art, painting) (, , )


My second attempt at painting the same teapot. I used a Masonite panel as a support for the first time.

Teapot Study 2

Teapot Study 2

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Teapot Study 1

March 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm (Art, painting) (, , , )


Here’s a picture of a painting I did this evening. It took about an hour to finish.

Teapot study 1

Teapot study 1

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