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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Landscape
Material Acrylic Paint
Style Impressionist
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What was your source for this piece? Improvisational

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. acrylic on canvas

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Is the piece for sale? Yes
Name of website or online shop: presently in my studio

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I made a few changes to this the other day. Will try to take another photo of it and post it...see if anyone can spot the subtle changes. It may be difficult as this is not a terribly good photo to begin with:0

12/15/2013 Flag

Love all your work! You are an inspiration to me!

02/15/2014 Flag

What a nice thing to say. So many artists are an inspiration to me and its kinda strange to think I would actually inspire anyone....being that I don't consider myself to be a very good painter...just a hard worker :)

03/07/2014 Flag

Beautiful. I had a Maxfield Parrish/N C Wyeth moment when I saw this. Such a wonderful sky! I love to paint skies and would love to take some instruction. I usually worked in oils. I tend to make mudpies with acrylics but would love to master them. Your painting makes me want to go and grab a paint brush again :)

08/23/2014 Flag

Thank you! It's easy to paint with acrylics without the 'mud'. Because acrylics dry so quickly I tend to paint with multiple layers to get the colors. Some parts may have 20 layers of paint before I feel that the color 'works', but by putting one thin layer over another the color is slowly changed. Sometimes I do it with kind of a 'dry brush' method, just lightly drawing the brush across the surface and sometimes thing the paint a bit and kind of 'stain' the layer underneath. If thinning much remember to add a little acrylic medium. I usually don't thin the paint that much and just use a little water. Mostly I find it just takes some patience to get the right colors....slow shifts....and some practice, of course, as you are well aware because you are already an experienced painter. As far as instruction goes, I would love to put a video or two together, but don't have the finances...so that may be in the future.

08/29/2014 Flag

So what I have to learn more than anything is patience hahahaha! When acrylics have worked best for me are the times I have used them for an underpainting . I used to do a lot of decorative paiting and I liked blocking out in acrylics and overpainting in oils. I actually liked the Shiva Qucik Dry oils at the time but defeated their purpose using different mediums to extend drying time lol! I just loved the fact there were so many colors. I would really love to start painting again. It makes sense to me that you paint in layers to get your colors. That is what gives the luminosity I am sure. Parrish painted the same way layers and pure pigments. If I could paint like he did I would never put the brush down again ;)

09/05/2014 Flag

And those are wonderful tips too! Thank you very much!!!

09/05/2014 Flag

I think that Parrish painted as well as he did because he was totally passionate about it and spent every moment he could painting. I have found that every artist whose work I admire has spent huge amounts of time perfecting their craft and it has more to do with hard work than talent to get to the point of painting like any one of those artists paint. So....its harder as we get older to commit more time to things...even those things we love...but maybe the commitment to allocate more time to painting is the start of a wonderful journey. I find that the hard part is not becoming depressed when the skill doesn't seem to be keeping pace with the effort :)

09/05/2014 Flag