Saturday, August 03, 2013

Beach Palm, 22 X 28 Acrylic

The last couple of weeks I've been working on a painting for a friend. She wanted a beach painting large enough to cover an electrical box. It was a challenging assignment for me since I am a watercolor painter. My venturing into acrylics has been sporadic and mostly abstracts and folksy things. A person who does watercolors has to switch gears and paint from dark to light instead of saving the lights and adding dark colors at the end. Learning how to get soft edges is hard to achieve in acrylic and one of the things I love about watercolor. Another challenge was painting a landscape in the portrait format in order to cover the electrical box. In the end, I'm satisfied with the outcome and hope my friend likes it. Sometime in the future, if I get brave, I may add a bird. Would you?




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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.