View Full Version : Setting Sun - WIP

03-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Hello all. It's been a while since I've been on here, but I wanted to try and get back into the groove of my painting again.

I recently got some new acrylic inks. I have the liquids, pencils and sticks. Been playing around with different techniques. I really like the intense color. Here I lightly misted the paper and dragged the dropper across the paper in a pattern, and this was the result. I came back with a fountain pen and drew in some leaf "detail", then did the background wash from the pencils and a very wet fluffy brush. Not sure if I still want to, but I originally thought of putting a bird or two flying toward the viewer and into the tree. Comments welcome.

03-07-2015, 11:21 PM
great as is. reads as an abstract. no birds

03-08-2015, 10:48 AM
Yes, very nice and I agree - no birds.

03-08-2015, 12:22 PM
It has smashing colours and technique and no birds please.

Charlie's Mum
03-08-2015, 12:30 PM
Oooh, another covert to AC. inks - great! So glad you seem to be liking and exploiting them:) Don't you love those happy little mixes that happen?
Nice as is - no birds!:D

03-08-2015, 12:35 PM
Very interesting.

03-08-2015, 02:48 PM
This is really neat.

Pencils? Sticks? I think I want some of that.

03-08-2015, 04:43 PM
I agree, no birds. I did go back with another background wash, esp to the upper left hand side for more interest there, but now it feels finished to me. I think it best to stick to your instincts in that regard. I also show my weapons of choice below.

Lady Carol
03-08-2015, 04:46 PM
I like the result a lot.

03-09-2015, 09:40 PM
BG fix pushes the image into 3D. Great show!