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Monday, November 8, 2010

Kelly - Paintings 72 -74

Painting 72
9x12 Acrylic Paper, Acrylic
I painted this Carolina Wren about a week ago with a palette knife and lots of thick, rich paint. The paint just finished drying enough to go under the scanner's glass today. I'd never painted with a palette knife before, and I really liked it! The painting has the look of carved leather--the scanner didn't do this one justice...

Painting 73
9x12 Acrylic Paper, Acrylic
This painting has also been sitting for about a week waiting to dry. When applied thick, the Open Acrylics really do act like oils. I didn't use a palette knife on this one...just quick strokes of thick paint with a brush.

Painting 74
9x12 Arches Rough Watercolor Paper, Watercolor
I drew and painted this one over a period of three days sitting in my car as I waited to pick Matty up from school. I'd just crawl over to the passenger seat and pull out a ref photo and watercolor block and start sketching and painting. Water brushes come with their own water supply, so they make it easy.


Teri C said...

You and your acrylics are painting wonderful birds!

Elizabeth Smith said...

I love seeing these all together and each with their own personality. I especially like the middle painting - the warm colors and the energy, wow! Acrylics suit you as well as warercolor!

Laure Ferlita said...

I have to agree with Elizabeth and Teri, you and acrylics seem made for one another! Love the middle piece for the bold strokes and the bottom one for the soft focus.

Keep up the great work!

Mermaid's Palette said...

Nice work on all three, but I agree that the middle is the favorite! I think because loose and bold strokes are something I have trouble with!

Elva Paulson said...

My favorites are the middle one for its wonderful warm glow, and the bottom one for capturing the declicacy of a wren.