Day Six. The Acrylics Fight Back.

Day SIX of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!

My first acrylic went well, but subsequent attempts have proven frustrating! I’ve got several small canvases in all sorts of stages, but only this little red tree to show yet. (The 5×7 hound dog is still far from done [see below]. Alas!)

Red Tree Hollow, acrylics, ink, gel pen on canvas paper
Treehouse of the Bird Maker, Copics, ink, on Bristol board
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ art cards

My two latest treehouses, the left one mostly acrylic. I experimented with fine line pen and white gel pen. I did not get the Micron nib pen to work very well over the acrylic, but the gel pen went on quite smoothly.

Hound in Progress, 5″ x 7″ acrylics on canvas board

The unfinished hound. I think he was cuter and goofier in the first one with the orange details. And then it went another direction. Curse you, acrylics! It shall be one hundred different hounds before it’s “done”.

Perhaps, in addition to the daily painting, I’ll just keep doing updates on this one for the rest of the challenge month.

p.s. If you are one of the two hundred or so really spectacular painters from the challenge, I hope it is not too painful to see things this early on the learning curve.

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7 thoughts on “Day Six. The Acrylics Fight Back.

  1. Vicky Knowles

    Your work is so much fun, love it! I enjoy seeing the progress pics, and didn’t know that gel pens would work on acrylic. I find acrylic frustrating but am determined to figure it out. :)

  2. ruthsartwork

    Love the tree houses, especially the red dotted trunk. I haven’t used acrylics since college so I can’t give you any hints. Sometimes I think I’d like to try, but I’d have to buy everything new.

    I liked the first dog best. Sometimes you just have to try something to find out if it works or not. Bummer though, when you don’t like it.

  3. linda (dots n doodles)

    It’s great to see that your style is still the same in the acrylic red tree hollow house. The hound looks like he is growing up with each picture. I can see you will be a master of the acrylics pretty soon!

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