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Wasteland (acrylic painting)

Wasteland (acrylic painting)

Wastleland, Penney Knightly

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

8.5″ x 11″, craft acrylic on paper. This started as a loose sketch painting trial using acrylic paints, for a large scale painting I was going to begin working on. As I was unfamiliar with acrylics at the time, I used craft acrylics, which came in bright pour-out tubes of color. They are an easily-available grade of acrylic paint, something you would use to decorate a craft, not necessarily for creating a painting, but as I am beginning to discover anything can be used artistically; that is what makes art so wonderful, its versatility and flexibility, with room for interpretation.

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I See the Rainbow Electric (mixed media drawing)

I See the Rainbow Electric (mixed media drawing)

I-See-The-Rainbow-Electric

 

ABOUT THIS PICTURE

8.5″ x 11″, graphite, acrylic, and ink on paper. This is one of my first mixed media attempts. Even though she’s very unfinished, I like the incomplete nature. I started this with the idea of working on a portrait in graphite, but I randomly got the idea to make a rainbow come out of her right eye. I had some newly-purchased and unfamiliar to me fixative I wanted to play with. I sketched her face with graphite, and then used fixative to secure the image and prevent smearing. Happily, the acrylic paint was merciful and was willing to go over the fixative areas fairly well. As an experimentation in incorporating all forms of art I’m working on, in one small test project, I was very pleased with the outcome. I would like to try this again, possibly using a canvas, and incorporating watercolors.

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Birdhouse (acrylic painting)

Birdhouse (acrylic painting)

birdhouse-acrylic-painting
ABOUT THIS PICTURE

18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas. This is one of the first paintings I ever did. I spent a considerable amount of time making a color chart, (featured below), being new to painting, taking note of how much white to mix with a particular shade of blue, for example, to get the color I wanted. The colors in this painting are very stark, bright, and not muted. I would have done better to work with a limited palette, but the explosions of color available to me, and my unfamiliarity with painting, made this more of a learning experience rather than a satisfying finished piece. This was still good practice using a reference photo, color mixing, sketching and planning a layout, and painting onto canvas for the first time.

 

birdhouse-colorsheet

 

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