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.
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*.
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.
This weekend’s work
I’ve had a pretty creative week, which is something that hasn’t happened in a while. Things have been so busy otherwise over the last several months that my visual creative practice had fallen by wayside. It feels good to have two finished projects to share with all of you.
This week I decided to experiment with a new painting technique. For a first run, I’m pretty happy with the result. I’ll be playing with this method more. It’s fun and messy. What else can a girl ask for? Other other than the painting, I finished my first scarf for the homeless for this year. Photos of both projects are below.
It has been ages since I’ve posted any new artwork. Not only that, but it has been ages since I’ve finished one. As are many of my pieces, this is a watercolor abstract.