New Art ~ Technicolor Dream

The other day I posted my first attempt at a painting using Blick acrylics. It didn’t come out like I expected, so I sent the experts at Blick art an email asking for their advice. They were kind enough to email back some tips, which I tried, and I could not be more tickled with the results.

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Gotta Learn The Secret…

This week I’m trying a new brand of paint. Below is the first piece I’ve done using it. All I can say is that experimentation is needed.  These don’t seem to want to blend with one another as well as what I’m used to. Just gotta keep playing with the mixture until I find the key to working with these. I’m sure it’ll come. You know what they say about practice *wink*.

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Glimpse Into My Day

Today has been a wonderful day of happy surprises and beautiful things. First and foremost, my best friend from way back in the fifth grade is having a VERY special day today and I couldn’t be more tickled. Only thing that would have made it better would be if I could have been there .

Before my day got started I had a few conversations with friends both old and new, as well as getting to hear a voice that always makes me smile while having coffee.

My day is being spent gloriously happy. I’m editing my poetry book.

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I got an early delivery of a massive amount of acrylic paint to further explore my newfound painting method, which someone was sweet enough to surprise me with. I have more paint sitting here which was gifted to me by my sister, but I won’t be unboxing that until she is here visiting. Can’t wait to see them! Last night I came across a fantastic sale on canvases and ordered a batch of 20- 16×20″. So, be prepared to see a lot of new art posts in the near future.

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Last but not least, I ordered some flowers last week from a local florist and she called to let me know that they were in. I’ve been craving a big bouquet of peonies and hydrangeas for the past few years and decided to treat myself.

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Now that I’ve gotten all of the deliveries in the door, it’s time to get back to editing. Just thought I’d share a glimpse of my day with all of you. Hope that you are having some happy moments of your own today.

Art From The Weekend

Below are the two pieces which I completed this weekend. I’m loving the one in green and blues. The other one I’m likely going to gesso over and try again, but I liked it more when I saw it this morning. So, it’s safe for now. It was especially fun to have a partner in crime to collaborate and experiment with on that second one. I’ll definitely be doing more of these types of paintings. The technique is bringing me the most joy of any I’ve tried to date.

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This weekend’s work