Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Well...I may just start this up again...

Hi there! has been a while since I last posted and even though I have been doing creative stuff the Blogging just wasn't top of my list as far a fun things go.

I'm starting to do more online creative play with other like minded individuals-- hey there #KraaftShaack folks!  Gelli Plate printmaking and Acrylic painting mixed media art have been the focus lately so here's a peek at what I have been doing!

The tomatoes are a heritage variety that I don't even know the name of. These are the first tomatoes of the season from my garden. They were painted on a background that I made using a Gelli Arts printing plate, acrylic paint and stencils for texture. To paint the actual tomatoes I used Uni Posca Acrylic paint pens and then did my final details and shadows with Liquitex Basics acrylic paints.

All in all I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. The Uni Posca Pens are interesting. They are really acrylic paint in a pen that you can draw with. The colors do blend, but you have to clean the tips when you go from a dark color and switch to a lighter color.

I decided that after doing as much as I could with the pens (the top photo), I needed more smoothness in the colors and some shadows on the background that were more transparent(the bottom photo).

I need to work more on doing the reflected highlights but the perspective and general shapes were pretty good.

I'm so excited that my husband has decided to try out drawing and painting too. Some of his art may make it in to the blog from time to time too.

So this is still going to be a random project blog for now and I don't promise any regularity in the blogs but I hope that when I do post it will be either fun or educational or maybe even both!

Until later! Get out there and do something creative!


Abigail Davidson said...

Lovely painting -- great mix of color and texture!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Abigail I appreciate the comment!