Blue and Violet Acrylic Wonder with a broken camera

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For this piece, I wanted to use colours and techniques that I have previously explored earlier in the year.

I started with blue and added reds and blacks to change colour values in addition to performing swirling techniques that allowed for a nice marbling effect. I think that the photo (taken with my iPad) does not truly give justice to the beautiful details of this piece. If you click on the photo, you will have an enlarged view- but until I upgrade my camera arsenal to take better photos, you will have to take my word for it.

On an aside- I had a wonderful Cannon point and shoot digital camera that was a lovely gift for my graduation many years ago- however the screen broke in such a way that I cannot see what the lens has in its view, nor can I confirm that I have taken a good photo because I can only see half of the image due to the large crack in the screen.

To aggravate matters, the camera has a “touch screen” interface, making it impossible to look through an analog viewfinder or to use most of the features. Basically, I can take photos with that camera, but it is largely a guessing game to wait and see what “develops” after removing the SD card to review the photos.

Quel dommage! It causes such a headache for me that I would rather use my large and cumbersome iPad to capture images than to use my broken point and shoot. I will eventually replace it, but I am told that the end of the year is the best time to buy such items, and I have my eye on an SLR camera as my passion to create art grows.

Thanks for stopping by,

 

-S

Cheap vs expensive acrylic paint: why cheap will cost you in the long run

I decided to buy a cheap brand of acrylic paint on a recent trip to the art supply store.

The quantity was plenty, and the colours looks great; but, when I got the tubes home I noticed that they did not mix well with my usual premium acrylic paints to create a style that I liked. One of the positive sides to this mishap, was that the paints had a nice body to them; and I was able to create some texture in this piece (seen above).

I have heard many times that in order to be good at something (like, really really good), you have to do whatever the thing is every single day. Following that stream of thought, it would make sense that some days as a painter, one just needs to paint for the sake of painting. The quality of the paint should not really matter or serve as a roadblock to achieving the goal of painting everyday.

Above we see an abstract landscape painting. I intended it to be a very abstract and colourful scene with mountains and a golden sun. I have heard from many admirers of my art that as the beholder’s they can decide on what they see. The colours are decided, but ultimately the image that is viewed is entirely up to you, and how you feel at that moment.

I enjoy creating feelings πŸ™‚

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-S

Sunflower TOO abstract acrylic

I don’t love this piece (speaking honestly).

although Β I had very reasonable intentions, it did not turn out as I had expected.

I am a harsh and rigid critic of my own work.

I think that it is important to appreciate your good and bad pieces as an artist. It is a part of any journey to becoming something: learning from your mistakes and planning out what to do better next time.

It will be a great feeling to cover up some of these with gesso.

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-S

 

A Colourful Tidal Wave

image.jpegΒ I want to capture the element of surprise.

I took to blending bright colours and gold to contrast texture, field size, and shape.

As always, the execution of this piece is something that I will need to properly position and tweak to my liking.

Did you know, that I never sign a piece until I feel that it is 100% complete? I suppose that would be the singular perfectionist trait that I hold.

(And yes, that is the only one)

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-S

Acrylic Fire Painting

Happy June!

I keep creating, giving away, and dreaming up new art pieces for my collection.

As usual, once I commit to something it truly becomes a sort of obsession for me. I have never been the type to become invested in something, to only see it fall by the wayside soon after. If I can’t see myself sticking with a hobby, I prefer to not indulge. (If that makes much sense).

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This is my latest acrylic piece. I call it “Acrylic Fire”.

I will keep experimenting with this medium as I develop my style; but I must admit that even if I do not sell another piece, my work is important to me and I hope I never stop.

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Behind the scenes shot

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-S

 

A beautiful acrylic scene

My large acrylic painting has been completed at last!

The dimensions are 24 x 60 inches. I chose this size because I wanted something wide enough to fit the large open space behind my living room sofa.

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I experimented with green and yellow- with an orange and gold explosion in the center.

 

Here is a shot of where it hangs in my living room.

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-S

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