Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Beach Day

8x10 acrylic on canvas panel

I threw my last seascape attempt away and thought I'd give it another shot today. In everything I paint I try to keep loose brushstrokes while still capturing the likeness of the subject. That seems extra tricky for me when it comes to water.  Well actually, who am I kidding... it's tricky for me with any new subject... But I'm going to keep trying!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blustery Grove

12x12 acrylic on canvas panel

I painted over this one several times.  It's hard for me to keep loose on bigger canvases. It seems more intimidating...  Sometimes a little frustration is good though, because that's when I can let go of any attachment to what I've done. The outcome is usually better than what I was trying to preserve in the beginning.