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Old 03-20-2003, 08:21 PM
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First One Ever...

This is my first acrylic ever... It was painted from a painting by.... Thomas Kinkade (i clipped a photo of the original from a magazine - it is about 1/4 of 12x16)... Worked on it for 2 evenings and today morning... I have done some awful watercolors before this one and i think im falling in love with acrylics... This is painted on 12x16 Frederix canvasboard with the cheapest acrylics available (Liquitex Basics??) so the total cost of this painting is less then $5... And i was using god awful cheap-as-hell brushes (the where like $10 for 18 brushes + brush holder)...
So what do you think...
I feel that im gonna try some more with these supplies and if the outcome is the same im gonna switch to acrylics full time and buy some more advanced supplies...
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Old 03-20-2003, 08:31 PM
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hehe, I also just started with acrylics too. I really like the sense of depth in the harbor and sky. The only critique I would give is that the clump of trees on the right seems a bit flat, but aside from that I really like it. Very spontaneous and expressive.
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Old 03-20-2003, 08:43 PM
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Yeah, the trees are a bit funky, but it is cos in the original there were 2 houses and some scrubs, but after trying to make the houses look ok i gave up and went with trees... But they are not that bad... I think it might be the flash thingy on my digcam that "flattens" the colors...
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Old 03-21-2003, 07:11 AM
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Indieman This is very nice for your first acrylic. And a Kinkade, yet! Very ambitious!

I agree with LazarusCMII, and I'd brighten the path in the foreground, just a wee bit!

Great job!
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This is terrific for a first acrylic and very encouraging for those just hovering, wondering whether to have a go themselves - and you have started with the right attitude - a little bit cautious with your money! Great stuff, Indieman and welcome to the forum.

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I agree that this is terrific.

What do you mean that you've done some awful watercolors? I thought you had a great style. Yeah, I am also lurking over here out of watercolor into acrylics. It is an interesting medium, I like some aspects of it and other bits...well. Still have lots to learn.
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