View Full Version : First Attempt With Acrylics (xpost landscapes)

02-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Well I finally made the plunge into acrylics and it was interesting to say the least (especially because I'm still pretty much a newbie with oils ) I knew it would take a while to get used to the limited blending time, but I found I was having trouble getting the paint to flow. Finally started getting the right amount of medium mixed and started to get better coverage. I think I am hooked now on acrylics, love not having so much mess and I think I'll get used to the speedy dry times. This was a pretty small panel, it will be interesting to see how well I can adapt to a bigger canvas.

9x12 Acrylic On Canvas Panel
C&C Always Welcome

George Servais
02-21-2014, 11:38 PM
Nice job :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

02-22-2014, 12:22 AM
did good here.

02-22-2014, 06:26 AM
Welcome to Acrylics! I like the depth and quiet mood you have created with your painting.


Charlie's Mum
02-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Welcome to the forum Joe - very nice painting too - lovely sense of peace and distance too ..... nice tonal balance.

chammi kaiser
02-22-2014, 12:25 PM
A warm welcome from me too Joe. This is excellent particularly for your first acrylic. You are a natural. Like Maureen, I also find this gentle and peaceful. Much to do with the low key palette you have used. Good work on the bark of that tree in the foreground. Looking forward to your next one.

02-22-2014, 01:41 PM

02-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Wish my first had looked that good. Excellent!

02-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Thanks all for the comments! I would also like to say that Karen Ilari's (I believe she is karinarose on here) videos on youtube are very helpful. Kudos to her for posting free lessons like that!

02-22-2014, 05:38 PM
Welcome, N
I like the serene scene with the shadowing, Well Done!

02-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Welcome, Joe!! I'd say you caught on REALLY well!! Love the distance and light you captured!!

02-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Thank you Eric and Susan!

02-23-2014, 08:18 AM

02-23-2014, 11:59 AM
Hi there Joe:
An inviting scene. You are doing great in acrylics. Bravo!


02-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Thank you beegirl and Derek!