|"Small Talk" 9x12, acrylic on canvas panel, available|
This is 9x12 inches, acrylic on canvas panel (with iridescent acrylics used on the moon, because SHINY!)
I have another sister polar bear piece that has the same backstory of being started and not finished that I am layering oils on and finishing it that way. I am going to compare the two and see which I like better.
I thought for a long time that I was going to dump acrylics altogether and just switch to oils because it's my preferred medium. With life being out of control in 2017, I realized I just didn't have time for oils. Not really. I didn't have time for much, so I started trying to do daily paintings. Since they had to be finished quickly, that meant I wouldn't be able to walk away for a few days while layers dried, so out came my acrylics.
Here are a few of my favorites I completed at the end of 2017, they're all little ones 4x6 inches:
|Apple House, 4x6 acrylic on loose canvas, available|
|Cardinal, 4x6 acrylic on loose canvas, sold|
|Fox, acrylic on loose canvas, sold|
|Owl, 4x6 acrylic on loose canvas, sold|
|Vision (owl) 4x6, acrylic on loose canvas, sold|
|Raven, 4x6 acrylic on loose canvas, available|
I also decided my dailies are going to be on canvas panels instead of loose canvas going forward (for the most part) and that I will save the loose canvas for fast studies or trying stuff out. It's nice that you can frame loose canvas like a photo, but I think buyers would rather have a hard panel.
I finished out the year with some reindeer, because I was in a festive mood (and I have two more sketched out that I need to paint... although it feels a bit odd after the season has passed!):
|Reindeer 2, 5x7 acrylic on canvas panel, sold|
|Reindeer 1, acrylic on 5x7 panel, sold|
That's probably enough pictures for today!
I'm just happy to share my first finished painting, and I hope to be sharing a lot more going forward! Part of that is my own participation on this blog, so I'm going to do better with that.
I think... I'm going to go paint a turtle. It was my intended new years painting, to be the last for 2017, but showing up a little late isn't so bad, I suppose!