Acrylic #3 – Wisteria

Wisteria

Wisteria

I laid down the base paint coat for the wisteria vine flowers acrylic yesterday.  The flowers are lovely variations of light purple surrounded by green leaves.  The detail work will make or break this painting, but I am happy with it so far.

I found something positive to do with that awful first effort. When I did acrylics all those years ago, I never learned I should put a varnish coat over the finished painting.  In doing some research about the acrylic process, I discovered that it is recommended to use several thin coats of a “varnish”  over the end product.  Well, I am using the barn painting to practice/experiment with matte and gloss finishes.  Then I can feel okay that it’s time for the circular file for that one.

Also, yesterday I received a commission for 2 8×10 pen and ink architecturals.  I will be putting this aside for the next couple of weeks to work on them.  I’ve done 2 commissions for her previously so it is nice to hear form her again.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dixie
    Jan 31, 2016 @ 16:59:29

    That is beautiful, Ruth.

    Reply

  2. Sand Salt Moon
    Jan 31, 2016 @ 17:46:24

    So lovely! xo Monet-ish! Congrats on the commission!

    Reply

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