Art Pearls

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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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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

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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

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Lake Louise, Canada

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This is my first submission to Virtual Sketch Date. The reference photo is provided by Debbie Later. I modified my painting a bit from the reference photo. I felt that in reference photo the mountains seem to be dividing the composition exactly into two halves; so I moved it off-center. I felt like I have improved a bit in acrylic painting. Let us see how it would progress.

The panel is the same as the one I used in my previous painting titled “Reed maces”. Somehow I did not like that painting. I completely gessoed it over and reused the panel for this painting. Isn’t that great?!!

Lake Louise, Canada
12 x 16 inches on masonite panel
Reference photo by Debbie Later

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February 25, 2009 at 3:35 am

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