I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Acrylic in Progress
~~This is my latest work in progress. It's 14" x 18" acrylic on canvas. It's still in progress. I've just started on the shirt, the butterfly needs some refining, and the background will have some more work.
~~You may remember that a few weeks ago I started this same subject in acrylic. I was following a couple of different tutorials to help me and working in a way that was completely different than I normally do. Well, I didn't like the way it was turning out at all and I ended up abandoning it. That was very discouraging for me.
~~After about a week, I gathered my courage and decided to start over. This time I decided that I would paint in the same way that I do my colored pencil, slowly and in many layers. I used a gloss medium to make the paint more transclucent and began building up from the lights to the darks. This time I was much happier with the results.
~~This is something very new for me so I reallly would love to hear your thoughts and honest critiques. When I'm finished I will post more close-ups.
~~I'm hoping to finish it soon. This week looks like it will be very busy so, we'll see.