View Full Version : Acrylics A Bit Different - Title: Jonas

02-20-2008, 06:24 PM
I thinned the acrylics and used them like watercolors, but the painting seemed to lack something so I used pen and ink to spiff it up a bit. It's an 8X10 on paper.
Jonas was tossed out in the snow in the pine barrens of NJ to fend for himself. He was under a year old. He was so frightened of everything. He lives with us now.

Thomas Greaves
02-20-2008, 06:25 PM
Nice technique, and such a sad face.

02-20-2008, 06:27 PM
Thanks, Thomas. That's his face all the time :lol:

02-20-2008, 06:27 PM
Awwww bless him he looks so sad...but i like this painting its caught his personality to a T.

02-20-2008, 06:29 PM
what a cute guy ! He breaks my heart ....

02-20-2008, 07:26 PM
I really like the watercolor look and the pen and ink is nice for more detail...beautiful :) He has a gorgeous look on his face

02-20-2008, 07:49 PM
I like the way it turned out, I have not used acrylic in that way although I have used gouache kind of like that but not with the ink. I will keep this in mind as it looks like a good combination.

02-20-2008, 07:51 PM
it looks great :)

acrylic inks are good used this way as well

02-20-2008, 07:51 PM
I really like this technique. What sad eyes.

02-20-2008, 08:03 PM
Good work. Neat style!

02-20-2008, 08:33 PM
Not only do I love your work, but I am impressed and awed by your work for these "forgotten" dogs. From one animal lover/rescuer to another, I applaud you. :clap:

02-20-2008, 08:58 PM
Sweet dog!

02-20-2008, 09:03 PM
You are so talented to have a variety of styles! Wonderful work! Ruthie

02-20-2008, 09:04 PM
arowana, friesin, and soni thanks for your comments! He may look sad, but he's loved to death!
Thank you, gill. You should try it. It's fun if you like detail.
Thanks, Vivien. I never even thought of using acrylic inks. Thanks for mentioning it!
Thanks, Tracey and Linda.
Thank you, MrsG SoCal. What breed do you rescue? It seems it never stops no matter which breed it is. I went to evaluate a Mastiff today and have another one to see next week. Then I have to find the right homes. (Keeps me young, but unfortunately, away from my easel!)

02-20-2008, 10:23 PM
Thank you, MrsG SoCal. What breed do you rescue? It seems it never stops no matter which breed it is.
Hubby and I adopt German Shepherds (we are on our 3rd in 2 years. We took in 2 older dogs who have gone to doggie heaven, but our current girl is a young dog we hope to have for a long time.). We hope to be able to commit some time to volunteer to the GSD rescue organization at some point this year when our finances and time commitments, level out.

I've also rescued 3 kitties, and I'd have a lot more of those if I let myself. :cat:I've got to get a bigger house!

02-20-2008, 10:41 PM
Lucie...I just want to hug him. But if he is like two of ours, it would take awhile before he would let me near. My daughter rescues cats/kittens. We've got the land to rescue more dogs, but not the money....lol. At least we have helped a few over the years.

02-20-2008, 11:51 PM
That is really different, though it kind of reminds of the way things look when I start getting a dizzy spell. :lol:

02-21-2008, 12:44 AM
You do these massive pets so well! There was an article on AOL news earlier about a mastiff being given an award by the RedCross for giving blood and there was a picture of him laying on his back on a deck.... put me in mind of your work http://news.aol.com/story/_a/dog-honored-for-donating-blood/20080219102109990001

02-21-2008, 01:40 AM
awwwww ... what a sweet look he has !!! ... you captured a sweet moment in time ... your technique really *works* ... :thumbsup:

02-21-2008, 10:26 AM
MrsG SoCal and Susan, it helps if you join a rescue group. Also covers you insurance-wise. I sell my paintings and make prints to sell to help take care of the vet bills. It must be hard to place cats as there as SO MANY around!
Michelle, hahahahaha I guess you're referring to the sqwigglies on the deck.
Yes, dreamz, I read that article just yesterday and saw his picture, too.
Thanks so much, Violet :lol: