Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Acrylic Paint – Wacky Wednesday

Orange Gerber Daisy WIP1

“Orange Gerber Daisy”

Work in Progress, Acrylic on 8” x 8” Canvas

Copyright 2010 Valerie Jones

The Bartlesville Art Association is getting ready to have its members sell their work at the OK MOZART Festival in June. As a member, I am working on some artwork for the event.

I primarily work in pencil. Pencil takes awhile to complete and need to get some pieces done quickly. So, I purchased some Golden Fluid Acrylics. They are wonderful for the art that I am creating. Me? Not so wonderful with the brush. My hand was shaky. Was it from too much coffee or the excitement of trying something new? hmmm…I’ll never quite know for sure. Don’t worry, the shaky line will be gone before I’m finished with the piece.

One thing to note…Don’t buy your full color palette online. Unless you already know what the color really looks like in real life, our computer screens can show colors differently. I found that out with the yellow, reds, and orange I purchased.

Happy painting!


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

How fun that your work is going to be in the show!
I think you will love the Golden Fluid Acrylics. I do. They allow me to layer in a way similar to colored pencils. (As long as I'm working on Fredrix watercolor canvas.) Like your drawing board post on Monday I've found that finding the right painting canvas is just as important. I struggled so much with paint until I came across that canvas.
Your Gerber daisy is coming off to a great start! I can tell that it's going to be a bright and cheerful piece!

Valerie Jones said...

Thank you, Kasie! I do have some watercolor canvas I want to try sometime. It will be interesting to see the difference the canvas makes.

Anonymous said...

Valerie, I love Golden Acrylics. At some point, when Jerry's Artarama had an online sale, I bought all colors of fluid and airbrush acrylics (and I don't have an airbrush- they are useful in squeeze bottles and with brushes).

Some days I have a lot of trouble with a shaky brush hand- other days, not so much. Sometimes it is coffee, other times, too many carbohydrates, who knows? I just keep working, eat some protein and get through the shakes.

Please post your finished paintings, too. I wanna see 'em.

Valerie Jones said...

Lynn: Thank you! I'll post my finished painting. It's getting closer to completion.