View Full Version : Forest interlude revisited in acrylics

02-02-2010, 08:50 AM
I have previously painted this same scene from an internet reference in watercolour. As I am a newbie to acrylics I thought I would give it a go in that medium as well. Painting is ~15x12 in on Arches Rough wc paper using W&N acrylics - mostly Finity. C&Cs very welcome.

Watercolour version at http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602950


02-02-2010, 09:11 AM
I really love this! Especially the water and the haze....

02-02-2010, 11:48 AM
The middle ground mist is delightful and well executed IMHO. Very nice loose work.

02-02-2010, 12:02 PM

02-02-2010, 12:07 PM

02-02-2010, 06:50 PM
Love this! Great palette knife work!

02-02-2010, 06:56 PM
I like this very much, especially the reflective water. You muted the acrylics much like water colors.

02-02-2010, 07:15 PM
Hi Barb, Michelle, Anoop, Taddybigs, daleskelly and idylbrush - very many thanks for all your kind words - I have painted in watercolour for yonks but have only painted in acrylics in the last year -this is about my fifth acrylic, I think. Good fun but watercolour is much quicker and cleaner!

02-02-2010, 08:46 PM
What a beautiful work. Your training and experience in watercolour is apparent. Don't give up on acrylics too soon. They, like any new tool take some getting used to.

02-02-2010, 09:23 PM
Walter, this is awesome, Love the watar and haze.. the deer and riverbank realy shows depth!! the mist is fabulous, I think you are doing very well for being a newbie.. you obviously put your expertise in watercolor into adapting acrylics with no problem, It just takes time to develop your own style and learn new things, I'm still learning new things everyday. and with each painting brings new experiences!

I wouldnt change a thing!!

chammi kaiser
02-03-2010, 01:13 PM
Wonderful painting Walter. Terrific work on the water and just fabulous colour choices. Well done indeed.

02-03-2010, 02:00 PM
Quite lovely and your water n reflections are terrific. The whole has a very "enchanting" feel to it, wonderful piece.


02-03-2010, 02:03 PM
I love this! I have not yet succeeded in acrylics watercolor style. They just wants to be opaque for me.

02-04-2010, 02:50 PM

02-04-2010, 02:57 PM
I think both paintings are a credit to you and I wish that I could aspire to do as well in either media but I prefer the acrylic as it has a brighter light and sparkle about it Magic:wave:

02-06-2010, 04:54 AM
Love your palette and the painting. Very nice work.

Louise the Reader
02-06-2010, 10:06 AM
I liked the watercolor one, but this is really spectacular. Somehow, the colors are sharper and prettier.

02-06-2010, 11:05 AM
Verry Nice!!

02-07-2010, 06:34 AM
Hi Kathie, Chammi, Elaine, Susan, Nithya, Louise, Kenyart, James, Trevor and cadub. Many thanks for you very kind comments - most of the credit should go to the photographer who took the original image and posted it on the web - I have tried to locate them but without success so far - I keep on downloading images, forgetting to take the name of the originator and then, when I go back to the net, I can't relocate the image. If anyone happens on this photograph while surfing could you please let me know so that I can acknowledge the photographer of a truely lovely image.

02-22-2010, 07:53 PM
I saw the watercolour of this tranquil scene and wanted to see how you got on with the acrylics. Wow!:clap:

Lady Carol
02-22-2010, 10:40 PM
You have caught a lovely atmosphere with this piece.

02-22-2010, 11:15 PM
wow great colors,
layout and atmosphere

02-22-2010, 11:47 PM
A very beautiful painting!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

02-23-2010, 07:02 PM
Hi Caroline, Carol, Kathryn and WorldOfArt -many thanks for taking the time to look at the painting and for your very kind comments- they are much appreciated at the start of what I hope is a long journey of discovery with acrylics.