Thursday, August 23, 2007

Grab Your Shovel: My Front Garden

So I had to try the front garden again. Yesterday I showed you the CP version. Today I show you the acrylic version. Again, I worked from a black and white image.

This certainly isn't a land-breaking piece. But, I do think it shows improvement. I think the improvement comes from focusing on values, rather than colors. I'm encouraged by this. Thoughts, ideas, what to do next all seemed to flow when I wasn't worrying about getting the colors "right". I was just trying to build up and nuance the values.

Acrylics might end up being fun after all!


Jo Castillo said...

Nice work, Rose. I have a love hate relationship with acrylics. I'm getting better with them. You did well.


Rose Welty said...

Thanks Jo. Being so encouraged by your comment, I raced into doing your tree with acrylics. Well, all I can say about it is, it's a learning point. Love/hate and all that. :-) I think I need some graphite to repair my ego. :-)

Belinda Lindhardt said...

hehehehe lol i can totally relate Rose :) you did well i love the vibrant colours you used :)

Rose Welty said...

Thanks Belinda, I needed that. It's all part of it, but it is still discouraging. :-)