January 18, 2012

View on the Olive Grove - acrylic landscape painting

"Vista sull'Uliveto"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
11" x 14" (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Finally my first painting posted for this year!

I painted this entirely from imagination, without any reference photo. It has been such an interesting process; I had fun and I think I learned quite a bit. 
The idea for the landscape came from memories of Tuscany, and the inspiration for the colors came from some new colors that I bought, very unusual for me - I usually mix my paint from the few basic colors, I did not own any fancy hues. Like a child I was super excited to try them all - you should have seen how psychedelic it looked after the first hour! Then, layer after layer, I toned it down. 
Now I'm quite happy with it, I find it relaxing, despite the yellow sky. :)

January 13, 2012

The Art of Acrylics - techniques and mediums

A guide on how to achieve different effects and techniques with acrylic paints.
Glazing, Impasto, Flat color, Stenciling, knife painting, pouring, and more.

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On HubPages.com
OK, in case you are wondering this is not me. It's just a nice picture that I found. :)

January 6, 2012

Acrylic painting for beginners: getting started in 10 easy steps

To become a better artist: Paint often, have fun, and enjoy the process. :)
Image: Tulip field study, acrylic on paper.

The 10 things you need to know to get started with acrylics.
Answering the 10 basic questions for a beginner painter 
that wants to start painting with acrylics.

"What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. 

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."