Needing something to do in the evenings I decided to give painting another try. The one painting previously done was in a painting lesson using oils. It didn’t turn out very well. But, if first you don’t succeed….
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A Naked Tree
This mixed media painting uses modeling paste to provide texture. I like enough to display it prominently in living room.
Meh! .The photo this was based on was stunning. The painting not so much.
Modeling paste provided the texture in this painting, and, while it’s not terrible, to this artist’s eye it needs more translucence which is a real challenge using acrylics.
Seeing a photo of a nebula got me hooked on nature’s art form. One day I will have them displayed on a wall painted black with glow-in-the-dark stars.
This one is in the Orion belt. The photo on which it is based was used as the background for the qathet Studio Tour.
Capturing the translucence of the nebulas is decidedly a challenge. However, after seeing a video of an form that uses resin to build layers, there is hope for a better outcome.