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02-09-2012, 11:55 PM

i just joined the forum since i recently decided to start painting.

i did my first acrylic painting last week. its of a picture i found online a while back. i modified on photoshop to make it black and white with the contrast look.

02-09-2012, 11:56 PM
looks like i need at least two posts in order to post the picture.

02-09-2012, 11:56 PM

02-10-2012, 12:29 AM
Remarkable for a first!

02-10-2012, 12:43 AM
thank you

i started a second one, but i'm having trouble with the colors since its my first color portrait

02-10-2012, 12:56 AM
Great job! looking forwrd for the second

02-10-2012, 01:33 AM

this next one is going to take me some time because its on a 36"x36" and i want to get the face just right.

02-10-2012, 02:31 AM
wow...not doubting you...but please tell me you have done some other kind of artwork before this painting? this is very good!

02-10-2012, 09:50 AM
wow...not doubting you...but please tell me you have done some other kind of artwork before this painting? this is very good!

i have done other art work but nothing with paint. i've always been known for having artistic abilities but i've never really embraced it like everyone tells me i should.

so i decided i wanted to start painting.

chammi kaiser
02-10-2012, 01:36 PM
This is beautiful and one any artist should be proud of. I love it.

02-11-2012, 01:38 AM
Sounds kind of familiar Albert...my daughter and hubby pushed me into it....but boy oh boy, my firsts were not this good!! Can't wait to see your second!

02-11-2012, 07:11 AM
Wow, it's brilliant. What size is it?

02-11-2012, 07:17 AM
You have done a wonderful first work IMHO. Have you considered the possibility of doing grissaille or working in the Venetian style. Take a look at the works in the information kiosk. Maverick and Charlie's mum have done tutorials in the above styles. You seem as though you would be a natural for it.

02-11-2012, 11:20 AM
LOVE IT!!! Excellently done!:clap:
You really have a talent for painting, It is an amazing first painting.
Keep up the great work!!

02-11-2012, 12:04 PM
Welcome, so nice to have you with us.

First work...well I'm in awe, it's fabulous and I will be watching for all your work I think you are going to woo us with your talent indeed.

02-11-2012, 12:34 PM
I just joined...and this is the first painting I looked at on this site. It wonderful...you are so very talented.....think I will be doing alot more practice before I post any.

Charlie's Mum
02-11-2012, 01:26 PM
It's quite remarkable for one not used to painting - the paint seems very well handled.

Yes, if you liked doing the grisaille, and want to add colour, try using thin glazes of colour to build up the saturation you want - the grey under-painting will have created your tones already.:)

02-11-2012, 01:33 PM
Agree with all! Beautiful! Looking forward to more of your work!

02-12-2012, 03:59 PM
wow thanks for all the compliments guys. should keep me motivated :)

this one is on a 16"x20"

02-12-2012, 05:44 PM
cool looking

02-23-2012, 07:29 AM
Excellent work!:clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

02-23-2012, 08:45 AM
A brilliant first painting. Charlie's Mum suggests using glazes over a monochrome underpainting and that is very good advice. Thin coats of glaze give great control over how the painting developes and there is almost no limit to the number of coats that can be applied. Some contemporary British artists claim to use up to twenty coats. Just make sure that the pigments used are transparent or semi transparent for best results.