Friday, January 1, 2010
Rooster and Hen
Today is the first day of the new year, and I shot my mouth off and told the artists on Artcolony that I was going to paint a rooster today, so I had to back my mouth up. This is my first attempt at acrylics and it was rather fun. I have certainly developed a new appreciation for acrylic painters because this medium doesn't mix or work like watercolor and I was assuming that it would...sorta. I chose to use dark and gaudy colors because I love bright paintings and I knew the white would really stand out on the chickens. However, now I may go back in and dull some of the whites down once I figure out how to do it without making the colors muddy or gray. There are also a few more things I can see I need to do, but that will come after the bowl games that I am going to be watching the rest of the afternoon. I am a real football fan so I moved my painting into the tv area so I could at least hear what was going on. This painting is 16x20 and my acrylics were probably at least 4 years old so I guess they were still creamy enough to push around with my brush. I'm rather proud of myself for painting today. I'm telling myself that I'm going to paint and post at least once a week, so I'm good for at least 6 more days. Ha!