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11-22-2000, 07:30 AM
Oils and watercolor I understand, but this is just my 3rd attempt at acrylics, and the 2nd animal I have ever painted...lol Not sure how to calm down the intensity of acrylics yet.... any suggestions? Most of the darks in this I did with glazing... medium and transparent paint.

(Done on CHEAP watercolor paper, not even rag....!)

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[This message has been edited by Jane Sibert (edited November 22, 2000).]

11-22-2000, 11:06 AM
Wow Jane,
This is your 3rd attempt at acrylics http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif
Like th detail in the fawn the grass and the water

11-22-2000, 10:42 PM
Jane, most folks always complain about losing the intensity of color with acrylics because they tend to dry a degree darker than when wet. Using them in glazes over the white paper is probably the reason you still have that soft glow (sort of like a transparent watercolor effect.) I think you are doing excellent with the medium!
The fawn has a delicate and innocent look..and the variation of color in your grasses is really well done. I would add a few more trees or smaller shrubs without a lot of leaves to give more balance to the composition and a sense of a hiding place for the fawn.

11-22-2000, 10:54 PM
Thanks Animal, Carly. The composition was a little stark to me, too... I probably kept it simple, because I wanted to mainly concentrate on how acylics behave.... But,I do agree, it needs something more, and I think I may see if I can paint branches hanging down...(and if I can lay them in right on top of dark paint or not...) Still experimenting! Can't hurt to give it a shot, or I'll never learn what I can and cannot attempt.....lol !

11-23-2000, 10:25 PM
Jane, this takes me back to Bambi memories. I see a Disney quality to this piece.


11-23-2000, 11:20 PM
Jane, one of the really great things about acrylics is the ability to paint right over your first layer with a new layer of paint...changing the composition as you go.

One thing you can do is lay a piece of plastic or wax paper over your painting and sketch out with paint what you want to add in the way of limbs or bushes. I do this often when I'm considering a change or adding to the painting.

11-24-2000, 07:45 AM
Neat idea, Carly! Sass, you mean, this LOOKS like Disneyesque illustration? Funny, I have a watercolor of a birdhouse that I look at and think, it looks like it came out of Snow White. I have always been a HUGE DIsney fan, so I guess I can't help but have a little of my fascination with some of those early, German, lyrical artists come out. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

11-26-2000, 07:03 PM
this is only my opinion on the painting, i like it!!


12-28-2000, 06:37 PM
Oh he is so cute. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Congrats on your use of this medium. I am still hopeless. *ugh*

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01-29-2001, 08:14 AM
Your doing GREAT Jane!...Thumbs Up!...5 Stars...Its great...Its wonderful...Its cute...I love it!...Its Disney!

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