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Friday, January 3, 2014

Acrylic Experiments

Finally acrylics are out of the box! Once I started using them I realized that there is not much joy in painting with brushes like watercolors- (or was it because I don't have any good brushes for them !)
I wanted to explore the texture and the intensity that can be achieved by acrylics, so I painted this with a knife. Loved the experience, I must say....I may now paint a few landscapes and trees which I could not paint with watercolor and experiment with abstract or semi abstract- who knows.
Its new year, time to do something new!

11 comments:

  1. Arti - this just goes to show it doesn't matter what medium you use - You are a superb artist. This just dances on the canvas. You are inspiring me to try knife painting with acrylics...I have never been successful with acrylics but may have to give them another chance. Thanks for sharing. Hope your new year is off to a good start.

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    1. Thanks Debbie, my husband turned his nose up when he saw this so I was a bit apprehensive as I posted this here.But I am so glad that so many of you have gone ahead and encouraged me to carry on.Well this may not be one of my best but it certainly is a start- at last I got over that fear of putting the colors over canvas.Palette knife painting is quite liberating, you must try it at least once.I am sure you will get good results.

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    2. Arti, don't worry. Your husband is used to your realism stage. My husband is like that too. I absolutely love this painting! Try squinting your eyes at it and the resolution clicks into place. Sometime, when you do my portrait, I want it done in this style! I'll need a few more wrinkles before I'm as good a subject as your elephant though. I love Debbie's statement that it 'dances on the canvas.'

      Please be encouraged.

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  2. I so agree with Debbie's comment. Your work is always phenomenal, Arti. Doesn't matter the medium. You bring magic to every artistic effort.

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry.Without you all, I would still be staring at this painting and thinking"is it any good???".Now I can just move on to the next! It helps me immensely to have friends like you, thanks for being there all the time.A Big Hug to you :)

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  3. Happy New Year! You can see that you had fun painting this Elephant. Enjoy experimenting with your acrylics.

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    1. Thanks Polly, the experiment part makes it more fun :)

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  4. I like... You can do so well with all media it seems..

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    1. Thinking of doing more with acrylics, thanks Tony!

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  5. A gorgeous painting, arti! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Hilda sometimes i am amazed how different each medium is,in terms of treatment.It feels great to dabble in different things, keeps the spark alive.Hope you are having a great new year.

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