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10-13-2011, 06:03 PM
My love is watercolor but occasionaly I dabble in other medium....today was acrylic...Red was my dominance with turquoise and touches of yellow for accent...this is on canvas applying thick gesso and a gray wash and before dry used tools to scrape out interesting shapes. After dry abstract shapes in a cruc iform design where painted over the gesso canvas as I painted I added turquoise in key places....black calligraphy lines and marks were added to pull and seperate shapes...lot of fun..tomorrow back to watercolor..JB


10-13-2011, 06:58 PM
Oh, what a fun painting! lots of color and energy! looks like an amusement park to me. Were the black lines acrylic paint?

10-13-2011, 08:22 PM
Deb...think you are right...it does look like an ammusement park....maybe a name change is in the making...the black lines where made with black gouche....thanks for your reply jbg

chammi kaiser
10-14-2011, 04:05 AM
Oh I just love this and hope you will do more acrylics. This is such an energetic and fun piece. I agree, it does look like an amusement park.

Charlie's Mum
10-14-2011, 01:32 PM
Very exciting and energetic - vibrant too!
I do like this verging-on-abstract painting ...... it allows us to read into it whatever we feel is appropriate!
So glad to see this, so please do more acrylics and share them:D

10-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Yes, I like this one too, for the same reasons.

10-14-2011, 08:31 PM
Thanks to all of you for encouraging my acrylic madness....have started another will post if I complete it....jbg

10-14-2011, 11:23 PM
Fabulous colors and design!
Surely would like to see more of your work in Acrylics!!

10-15-2011, 07:11 PM
Thank you for the encouragement.....will take the adivice and paint more in acrylics....although watercolor is what I really enjoy...jbg