Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mega Painting


Ta-da....It's a wrap.  I have been in Lake Tahoe for the last 2 weeks working on this painting that i was commissioned to do.  It is in acrylic and wow what an experience.  After getting a few tips on working in acrylic, (new medium for me) and a "Oh you'll be fine!" from fellow artist Marc Nielsen, i decided to take on the challenge.  Working this large, the piece is 7 ft tall by 6 ft wide, proved interesting as well.  The more i painted the more i really got into it.  As another artist Ellen Dittebrandt said, " they are just like pastels except wet", they can be layered over and over creating wonderful vibrancy which is what attracts me to pastels.  I was able to create the illusion of moving back into space after the initial "in your face" flowers".

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful Karen, welcome to the world of acrylics!

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  2. Gorgeous!! So proud of you!!!..Can't wait to see it installed!!

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  3. this is gorgeous!

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