Acrylic Painting 2018. Days 1 through 5.


It is Day Five of January, 2018 and also Day 5 of acrylic painting.

Some of these are terrible! None of them are finished. Some may never be finished, but that’s ok. Really!

January 1, 2018
12″ x 16″ acrylics, progress.

Jan 1. I started this first one on a background I did back in August. Which is just the most recent time (before this one!) that I decided i was really going to do painting for reals.

Jan 2, 2018 12″ x 16″ acrylics, progress. This is where I started and ended today

Jan 2. Started this one today with the left image completed. Also from last August! Anyway, I worked on it for a couple hours and ended up with the slightly fluffier, still far from complete, right side image.

Jan 3, 2018
16″ x 20″ acrylics, progress.

Jan 3. 16″ x 20″ is big! Though I’d like to do bigger. This one started with the blue background previously completed, you’ll never guess when!  Last August.

January 4, 2018
9″ x 12″ acrylics, progress.

Jan 4. Terrible! Holy cow. I think the nose has some promise but otherwise pretty bad. Started this one on a white canvas. Painted a quick blue ground. Might try to rescue or might paint over. Going to need lots of canvas, after all.

Jan 5, 2018
12″ x 12″ acrylics in progress. Started today with the background.

Jan 5. Not too thrilled with this one either, after 3ish hours. We’ll have to see if I give this one another go. Either way, I think tomorrow it’s back to dogs. The fifth day was rough. My brain was telling me I could take a day off. But no. Nooooooo. Not giving up today. :)

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10 thoughts on “Acrylic Painting 2018. Days 1 through 5.

  1. Linda k

    Oh my- I especially love the dogs!! Really, they are all good- and you put such expression and soul into the animals eyes. I love that. Rid yourself of the negative thoughts-and keep on painting these. Happy PPF and a happy New Year too!
    Linda K # 17

  2. Kimberly

    I thought they are all amazing! As a lifelong dog nose smoocher, I think you’ve expertly captured the smoochability of the noses very well!

  3. Gay McKInnon

    Hallo Cindy! Thanks for visiting my poor comatose blog, and Happy New Year to you!
    I have been looking over your recent works … decorated shoes, dog portraits and more – I love how you’re branching out and doing new stuff, especially those dog drawings, and trying acrylics. Have you seen Sally Muir’s Dog A Day project? You’d like it.
    I am doing a little exhibition at the local library in February, so I shall post some artworks on the blog soon (once every six months is all I seem capable of right now). Cheers and keep on creating in 2018!

  4. Neesie

    Fantastic to see your work in progress shots. I love to see other artists, but I’m so timid when it comes to showing my own. Hopefully I’ll get over this soon :D

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