Sunday, June 26, 2016

Primary Colors on Another Day


Still using the primary colors in acrylic.  I purchased this orchard from Trader Joe's so I have been in the studio all week experimenting with the primary colors and using acrylic paint and gloss medium.   This one is still a work in progress, it is my second day working and it is a struggle.  Working in acrylic with just the gloss medium is a very uncomfortable way for me to use acrylic.  I've always used either a water misting bottle or acrylic flow medium.  This technique is all about glazing and layering.  It's a longer process.  I usually like fast alla prima type of painting.  I will stay with this, and keep you posted.  Happy painting everyone.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Primary Colors 3

a better photo
After working on this one, I notice that the changes that were made flattened the background.  So I will let it sit for awhile and then see what can be done to bring it back to what was intended originally.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Primary Colors #3

Primary Colors #3
Still working on the 18x24 acrylic.  Still have so much work to do on this one.  The colors in the photo are a bit off,  It's a bit warmer in real life.  Happy Painting everyone.

Primary colors

18x24 acrylic
Day #1 wip
Still working only in primary colors.  Also using gloss medium instead of water or flow medium.  It's a matter of building up glazes.  So the jury is still out, on whether or not I will continue using this technique.   I am very interested in learning more about it and will keep you all posted. 
Happy Painting everyone.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I painted this 10x12 using acrylics, on mdf board.  This time using only the primary colors.  It's a great way to learn about color and all that can be achieved with only the three colors.  It is 5:50 am and just sitting here thinking what to paint today. Happy painting everyone. I should add, this is just day 1 of this study. It is a wip, and the painting looks darker in this photo.  It is a lot softer in tones. Oh well, I will try to take a better photo.
primary colors

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Purple, Yellow and Green
10x12 acrylic on mdf
This is day 2 of the my study of reflections, using purples , blue and yellows.  A limited palette but the colors are brilliant.  I want to learn different approaches and techniques when painting the usual scenes of Long Island.  A feel like a bull in a china shop,  Hopefully  will master this technique.  Happy Painting everyone.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


My Rose Garden

This is a totally different approach for me, in fact a new technique.  I am working in acrylics on mdf board.   This time using a gloss medium and glazing and rather than a wet into wet.  While I find it very exciting it is also very challenging for me.  Sort like riding a run away horse.  lol.  But loving the thrill of a new adventure.  Happy Painting everyone.