Friday, 10 February 2017

Glazing with acrylics

Some art projects from this week.

1. 'Not a featherweight,' ATC.

2.'Blue hibiscus', acrylic glazing, 10 by 14 ins. approx.

 3. Susie's achievement: top of the bookcase

4. Its great up here.

Hello everyone.  Its freezing cold here today and trying to snow!

My news: Photo 2: 

I tried out some acrylic glazing for the portrait 'Blue hibiscus'.  The girl was inspired by a copyright-free photo on one of the Facebook groups I joined. I didn't get a good likeness here.  The glazing technique in this work was not a big success.

Luckily, I can see ways I could improve, for example,  by using stiffer brushes in the under-painting stage to give a rougher livelier effect.  I got a tad frustrated with the number of glazes needed to bring colour to the grey under-painting!

Susie's news: Photos 3 and 4

This week Susie managed to jump up onto the top of one of the bookcases in the computer area.  She used my desk to jump up.  She was looking pretty pleased with herself at the end of it.

I hope you have a great weekend...whatever the weather!

Bye for now.




Clare Lloyd said...

Super your blue hibiscus girl

sirkkis said...

The portrait is awesome and ATC very nice.
Thank you for mail. I'll visit your site and mail later this weekend.
Happy PPF to you and Susie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic art as always, and Miss Susie is really a star! Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

She seems to have found the right spot high up. I so like the feather weight :)

Neesie said...

Beautiful work June, I especially love the blue hibiscus.
Susie is such a cutie and looks like she's waving from her high perch.
She's obviously pleased with her achievement.
Happy PPF to you

Gibby Frogett said...

Great ATC - nice colours :)
Your hibiscus girl is really gorgeous June. Love her hair especially and the colours.
I don't know anything about glazing other than I know its in a book I had for Christmas and looks really interesting. (Acrylic color explorations by Chris Cozen).
No snow here yet. Had 5 minutes of sleet yesterday which came to nothing.
It'll probably snow on Monday as we're having a new gas boiler and other work and might not have heat until Tuesday..
Have a lovely weekend.. Gill xx

gillena cox said...

Nice share. happy PPF

Much love...

Julie said...

beautiful style

Linda Kunsman said...

your portrait painting is stunning June!
Your Susie is such a sweetie:) Have a super weekend and happy PPF!

Laney said...

Hello June! Is your portrait done with the technique from LFI2017? I have done a second one of these also based on a photo that inspired me. It's an interesting process. I love this portrait you have done! It has a nice energy to it and I love the color. Happy PPF!

sheila 77 said...

What a really lovely ATC, I love small art. I do like the blues and shapes and the elephant, all on a tiny card.
It's amazing how high cats can jump, I've seen one leap up a ten foot fence.

Faye said...

I'm not sure what glazing with acrylics means, but the painting with the girl is simply gorgeous. As for your acrobatic kitty, I hope she was able to get back down with ease.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like the strength portrayed by the woman in your painting. The strong color scheme really emphasizes it. Blessings!

denthe said...

omg that Hibiscus-girl is amazing! I so love her hair, wow! I also really like how you did the flowers. Beautiful work!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I really love the Blue-it really held my attention. I think you really did accomplish what you set out to do. It is exciting.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

gorgeous red hair on the girl :)

Hopefully Susie doesn't jump off onto someone's head!

Giggles said...

'Blue hibiscus' is an absolutely stunning piece...the hair is so rich with texture and depth. I love this face so much and all the different dimensions. I had to visit and enlarge it several times I love it so much! I could see this on a book cover or a huge poster. It feels like a big story is behind the face and wind blown hair!!

Hugs Giggles

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

You may not be entirely happy with the outcome of the glazing, but I think your Blue HIbiscus picture is absolute gorgeous

Indira said...

Love both pieces of art and the humor in the first one. I thought the blue hibiscus was really lovely and beautifully done. Suzi is a charmer!

EAGHL/Granny Annie said...

Your work is amazing...and Susie is pretty amazing also.

Jackie P Neal said...

your Hibiscus portrait is beautiful!!
Susie is just too cute and looks like she is getting to know her way around the home now! silly kitty!
Jackie xx