Art Pearls

My journey in search of pearls through painting and drawing

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Sunset

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I finished Sunset after a botched painting attempt and another incomplete painting. I used the reference photo from North Light Studio’s book on Landscapes. I was almost planning to cover up this painting with gesso, but after walking away from the painting and looking at it with fresh eyes,I decided to keep it.

Sunset
on 9 by 12 inches gessoed masonite panel; in acrylic

 

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January 19, 2011 at 3:36 am

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Poppy Field

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I did Poppy Field after a reference photo from Wet Canvas. I did this acrylic painting after a very long gap. In spite of my initial apprehension, I was glad to see that I was able to mix the colors and get the right values and intensities I wanted. I believe working in watercolors can also help you improve your paintings in acrylic as well.
Poppy Field
6 by 12 inches on Acrylic paper

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January 16, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Beach Bum Again

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The skin tone is way off in this picture. I will replace this image as soon as I take a photo of the painting.
I painted Beach Bum Again to see how it would look like in acrylic. It was much easier to do the background water and the hair in acrylic. I am okay with the skin tone. All in all I am satisfied with the outcome of this painting.

Beach Bum Again
9 by 12 inches on Strathmore Acrylic Sheet

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July 28, 2009 at 4:38 am

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Echinacea

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Echinacea is my first floral painting in acrylic. I believe the composition is too simple but it is okay. I am happy with the background especially the gradation in value from dark to light.

Echinacea
6 by 12 inches on Strathmore Acrylic Sheet

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July 9, 2009 at 5:04 pm

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Dorothy After William Merritt Chase

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Dorothy After William Merritt Chase
Acrylic in 9 by 12 inches acrylic sheet

See the original artwork here

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July 3, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Posted in acrylic, portraiture

Boating in Lake Michigan

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This is my entry for the DSFDF challenge. I am doing figure painting in acrylic for the first time and I am pretty pleased with the result. The scanner did not pick the exact skin tone from the painting. It seems like the skin got an yellowish tone to it.

Boating in Lake Michigan
9 by 12 inches on Acrylic sheet

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July 1, 2009 at 2:08 am

Posted in acrylic, landscapes

Pennsylvania Farm

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I did this landscape as part of Karin Jurick’s DSFDF challenge. The reference photo is in black and white and we have to invent colors for this challenge. I believe I have done pretty well for this challenge.

Pennsylvania Farm
9 by 12 inches on Acrylic Paper
Reference photo by Karin Jurick

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May 28, 2009 at 3:14 am

Posted in acrylic, landscapes