View Full Version : Acrylic on Clayboard Beagle
12-15-2014, 02:13 PM
This is my first post to WetCanvas (although I have enjoyed the art and information here for awhile). This is Kallie. The piece (8x10) was done with acrylic and acrylic inks on Ampersand Clayboard. I hope this posts correctly. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2014/1963907-Kallie72.jpg
I grew up with beagles, and little Kallie just stole my heart. Beautiful.
12-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Here is an enlargement to show the scratching better.
12-15-2014, 02:48 PM
12-15-2014, 03:24 PM
She turned out great, Linda! Wonderful work, thanks for sharing :thumbsup: The eyes are gorgeous and I love her little smile.
I had the pleasure of seeing this board in person while Linda was working on it. She lives about an hour away from me - she, Shirl and I got together for a scratchy day not too long ago.
12-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Wow! That came out fabulously!! Not only does Linda do great scratching but she always has a fantastic background.
Love it--but you still better show up tomorrow....
12-15-2014, 04:22 PM
This is sooo good! I was wondering, how do you keep acrylics from being gummy or hard to scratch through?
12-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Thank you, Mathew and Rob. And Ann and Shirley, I'm looking forward to getting together again soon.
Ginger, I use acrylic inks as the under layer. They are thin and dry quickly. I took a couple photos of the work in progress, but then got side tracked and forgot to take more. Here are the two I took. In the first you can see I painted in large (mostly opaque) areas with the acrylic ink. In the second, I airbrushed in the background. What I didn't take photos of were the alternating layers of scratching and washes of thinned down acrylic paint. Sorry these images turned out so large.
12-15-2014, 10:08 PM
Very beautiful work.
12-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Excellent coloring . Thanks for the WIP s
12-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Beautiful scratching and adorable dog. :)
12-16-2014, 07:37 AM
Thank you for posting the WIPs. Large is good. It helps me see :)
12-16-2014, 08:04 AM
What a beauty! Your technique with these is wonderful. I had seen some of your landscapes and flowers - it's great to see one with an animal too. Thanks for sharing. I like to see things here because it's easier to share the pictures larger and with more detail.
12-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Thank you, Sande, dustynbiz, VENKAT, snoball, and Ginger. I really appreciate the feedback.
12-18-2014, 02:10 PM
Very nice work!
12-19-2014, 07:02 PM
12-20-2014, 08:46 PM
This is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful work.
12-23-2014, 02:29 PM
wow oh wow oh wow!!!! This is stupendous. Love it!!!!
12-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Very nice work! Beautiful piece you have here. :)
12-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Thank you, Sean, Obedec, Harry, Sue, and Shalese. What wonderful comments. This was a Christmas gift for my son and his fiance. I really enjoyed their reactions.
01-01-2015, 07:02 PM
What a fantastic portrait! I have a beagle, and I've seen this friendly expression many times. You did a beautiful job!
04-26-2015, 01:02 AM
Beautiful work! Our last dog was a rabbit hound that we hunted with: a beagle, bluetick cross. Nice expressive pose!
05-03-2015, 04:40 PM
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