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11-20-2004, 07:20 AM


Title: Whimsical Coral
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: each canvas 20 x 20 cm
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

First acrylic painting, I usually paint in oil. This was a real swich and challenge painting in acrylic, especially drying time. This is a painting from my imagination spread out over 3 canvases.
Sorry for the quality, but I had so many troubles photographing and resizing for pixels. Looks much better in real life...

Appreciate any comments suggestions you may have for my next acrylic painting.

11-20-2004, 11:06 AM
the color and rendering are great. very vibrant. i would try leaving some space between the canvases when you hang them. i bet they will look great with a little space.good job.

11-20-2004, 11:41 AM
Wow! Excellent first Acrylic! Looks like you've found your niche!! I agree with spacing them when you hang them. Well done!

11-20-2004, 02:49 PM
Most charming with a part of individuality ! Hope you enjoy acrylics ... and don't forget to share your experiences !

Bad business for the frames ... :rolleyes:

11-22-2004, 04:45 AM
Hi earthbot, Tam and Gilberte, Thanks for your very nice comments. :)
I will frame them in a box frame and they will be most definitely spaced. I just put them close together to take the picture.
I enjoyed working with acrylics and it was so different then painting with oil. Drying time was hard. I did get some great advice in the acylics forum here on WC and that really helped me. I am going to do another acrylic painting, but I want to get some better paints. The paints I used are of very poor quality that I bought at some sort of dollar type store here just to try out. And my brushes were really bad. I did not want to use my good oil brushes for the painting. The greatest thing about using the acrylics was that you can finish a painting rather quickly...and clean up was amazing!

11-22-2004, 09:05 AM
Lisa I looked at these quite a few times and very well done. A lot of people here use Golden Acrylics with high pigment loading. They would certainly suit this kind of work.


11-22-2004, 09:51 AM
Oh Lisa, so you were the unknown artist :D ! Absolutely charming work !

note to myself - ... must have another try at acrylics ... later ...

Do you varnish ?

11-22-2004, 09:53 AM
Lisa?! I would've never guessed! :cool:

11-22-2004, 03:29 PM
Lisa, very nice. First try with acrylics? Just had that myself, but absolutely un-postable!!! :D You did much better :clap:

11-23-2004, 03:57 AM
Hi Mikey, thanks! and about advice re: the golden paints.

Hi Gilberte, yeah it was me... :D. Thanks, I had fun painting this one. Yes, I varnish. I will varnish this one soon. Anxious to see how it looks varnished. As I really love when I put a re-touching varnish on my oils until I do the final varnish. The colors really pop.!
Hi Tam, :wave: yeah its me.
Hi Frida, Geez thanks. :o What was your biggest problem with the acrylics?

11-23-2004, 06:21 AM
would have never guessed
aha surprise! Tropical fish from Scandinavia!
Good see you work again.
Fresh and happy, will brighten up a whole room.
Caroline ;)

11-23-2004, 06:53 AM
Hi Caroline, Thanks so much!! Enjoying my new scandinavian life. Have a beautiful view on the ocean! Cant ask for more :) Happy painting.