Shield

Shield

Inktober52 #14 Shield

I am catching up to the weekly Inktober52 drawings, as I have been learning to paint with acrylic paint. For this prompt, I used my Irish Ancestors Surname, the Dolan Family Crest.

Argent/White or Silver – Denotes Peace and Sincerity

Azure/Blue – Represents Loyalty and Truth

Yellow/Gold – Represents Generosity

Waiting on the Sun

Waiting on the Sun

6″ x 6″ Acrylic

This was the final day Acrylic University 5 Day Kick Starter Mini Paintings. This one was from a photo taken by Jed of the sunrise. It was tricky painting the people. I had to go back and forth between the light and the dark colors.

Peonies

Peonies

6″ x 6″ Acrylic

This is the painting for the first day of the Acrylic University 5 Day Mini Paint Challenge. I was late logging into the class on my computer to discover that my panel should have been painted with black gesso. I scrambled to paint the panel black and blotted it with paper towels. The subject was flowers. I had no idea what kind of flowers, but I followed along with Jed painting pink flowers and blending shades of green. Then, I lost the connection to the video feed on the computer. Eventually, I was able to resume the class through my phone. It was difficult and small to see the photo and Jed’s painting, so I made it my own using lots of magenta paint. I decided that the flowers look like peonies that are just getting ready to bloom in our garden.

I learned the following techniques:

1. Mix a little gloss with the paint to make it last longer – even applying it directly to the canvas.

2. Use a hair drier to help dry the paint a little when needed.

3. Be ready to improvise.

A Vermont Country Road

A Vermont Country Road

9″ x 12″ Acrylic

I painted most of this painting a few weeks ago during Friday Night Live with Acrylic University host and artist, Jed Forsey who was joined by artist, Farley Lewis. Farley had take the photo for the painting during a trip to Vermont. It was a lot of fun to paint along.

Fay Canyon Trail

Fay Canyon Trail

11″ x 14″ Acrylic

Tonight was Friday Night Live with Acrylic University. This is the Fay Canyon Trail near Sedona, Arizona. This morning I painted black gesso on a white canvas. Painting on canvas was a much smoother experience than painting on black paper. This painting took a couple of hours. It was a lot of fun to paint. I look forward to going to Arizona and visit family in Tucson and will bring my paint supplies.

Microscopic

Microscopic

Inktober 52 Week 12 Microscopic

This prompt brought me back to high school biology class when we looked at plant matter under a microscope. As a life long gardener, I have a fondness for plants.