I’ve been painting little paintings in acrylic for a few months. I have gotten hooked on Robert Burridge you tube offerings. He is a wonderfully wild and crazy painter who probably eats color!! I shared him with you a few months back. I am making little paintings on gessoed watercolor paper. It’s a beautiful surface to paint with acrylics! And relatively inexpensive.
Then I got waylaid with plantar fasciitis and a bone spur from a long-ago achilles heel injury… What? No fun. It’s definitely kept me off my feet. So I started painting hearts. How hearts and pained feet go together, I have no idea but there you are.
Painting a bunch of little paintings on one subject is a really good way to work out what you want to do ahead of time. I’m really not at all a planner of my paintings other than a very rough sketch, or more likely, a vague image in my mind somewhere. In acrylic, unless you keep that paint really juicy, it’s going to dry within minutes. Especially where I live! So I’ve learned how to control that issue, plan a little, paint more quickly as well as keep the paintings small.
This is actually collaged with tissue and that gives it some extra texture. I’m having a lot of fun between this and learning how to take photos with my new IPhone via an online class thru FB. I will share the link when I can grab it. Judging from the looks of the above photo, I can use some tips!