Sunday, September 23, 2018

Yellow Vase

I picked something quite out of my comfort zone here when I’m already feeling rusty (textured glass! flowers!), but I wanted to paint something I was excited about. I have a couple commissions I’m really looking forward to but I need to get some of the rust off before I tackle those.

I originally painted the background white, and that didn’t work. I probably should have re-gessoed black over it before trying the blue, because painting the blue over the white made it lose bits of the black peeking through. I guess I still could- but I probably won’t. :)

Yellow Vase - 6x8 acrylic on archival paper

Sunday, September 2, 2018

DPW Background challenge

I painted this for the “Background challenge” on Daily Paintworks. It's a good reminder to take time and put more thought into the backgrounds, it's easy to rush through them once I'm finished with the focal point of paintings. Not sure I'd consider this a background success but it's got me thinking about them more anyway.

Little Guy - Acryic on 6 x 8 in. Guerilla paper