Saturday, December 17, 2011
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".