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id-art
04-12-2007, 01:48 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Apr-2007/54863-littlevenice-s.jpg

22x30", acrylic on paper. Getting close to done.

Jabberwockie
04-12-2007, 03:17 AM
Vrey nice. I love the colors.

Jon
04-12-2007, 10:43 AM
Jabberwockie "stole" my first thoughts. :) Very nice and I love those colors.
Be sure to post when you are finished.

idcrisis55
04-12-2007, 02:00 PM
Nice work with the buildings and I like the palette you used as well.

id-art
04-12-2007, 02:35 PM
Thanks everyone for taking time to look and comment.

Bob

Wassie
04-13-2007, 01:24 AM
Well, I like the colors, too!:clap:

Linee
04-13-2007, 09:46 AM
I like this one. Wonderful feel to it!

TxAggieDarlin
04-13-2007, 09:56 AM
I have never tried acrylic on paper. Question: Why would you put it on paper as opposed to canvas? I really do not know so please don't think I am questioning your art. I think you are doing a wonderful job and if the place is for sale, I want it {just could not afford it LOL}

Great job on the buildings

jan409
04-13-2007, 10:17 AM
Very lovely. It feels warm. The colors are great. Please post finished picture. Jan

swampborn
04-13-2007, 10:19 AM
I know why I use paper-don't want to ruin a perfectly good canvas-you don't have that problem. This is beautiful,love the colors.
Gail

id-art
04-13-2007, 01:53 PM
I have never tried acrylic on paper. Question: Why would you put it on paper as opposed to canvas? I really do not know so please don't think I am questioning your art. I think you are doing a wonderful job and if the place is for sale, I want it {just could not afford it LOL}

Great job on the buildings

All comments appreciated. The paper is inexpensive 140# watercolor paper with gesso on both sides. The surface is different from canvas so the paint goes on differently. Since the cost is less than stretched canvas you feel less pressure to get it right. If it does turn out good you can matt and frame like a watercolor, varnish and mount on a gallery wrapped canvas or mount on a backing board and frame like any acrylic. Also easier to store and ship.

C_Line
04-13-2007, 02:15 PM
Has such a dreamy feel to it - lovely POV.

Charlie's Mum
04-13-2007, 03:00 PM
Some backyard!

Nice work so far Bob - will be back to see update!

I like paper too - also mountboard (matboard) makes a good surface.

mollynix
04-13-2007, 10:00 PM
Bob...just stunning..the colours are so vibrant! I am quite intrigued about the fact that it is done on watercolour paper. You say "gessoed on both sides". Did you do the gessoing or did you buy it that way? I have been tempted to try acrylics on watercolour paper but felt it would buckle or warp. After gessoing, is it perfectly flat? I can hardly imagine that your finished painting could be better...looking forward to see what you do! Molly

id-art
04-14-2007, 01:19 AM
Thanks Molly! I did it. If you do only one side it will curl, both sides it lays flat.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Apr-2007/54863-TRAINOVERSANDCREEK-S.jpg

This one the paper is not gessoed. I used Golden fluid acrylics like watercolor. 22x30"

Bob...just stunning..the colours are so vibrant! I am quite intrigued about the fact that it is done on watercolour paper. You say "gessoed on both sides". Did you do the gessoing or did you buy it that way? I have been tempted to try acrylics on watercolour paper but felt it would buckle or warp. After gessoing, is it perfectly flat? I can hardly imagine that your finished painting could be better...looking forward to see what you do! Molly

id-art
04-15-2007, 12:47 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Apr-2007/54863-backyardvenice_f-s.jpg

Worked on it more the last two days. Could be done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ES43Qt-qY
New video here.