Saturday, May 25, 2013

Catleya orchid

This painting is based from a photo of catleya orchid that my cousin sent to me via email. It is in acrylic, and the size is 30x40 cm.

I will be going to France for a two-week vacation. While there, one of my plans is to visit again the garden of Claude Monet in Giverny. This time I expect more flowers to see in the garden.

To my blogger friends, I don't know if I'll be able to visit all your blogs while on trip, but if not, you know the reason why. I might be very tired after walking around or I have no internet access. I hope you'll have happy painting days ahead. Until next time.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

two yellow orange roses

I like painting roses in this loose style. They are easier to do and I don't need to make a sketch before I begin to paint. This painting is 5.5 x 7.5 inches, in acrylic.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

pears in bright colors

This is another practice in acrylic colors which I did based from the work of Jerry Fresia, an impressionist oil painter. I used acrylic paper for this.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

yellow orange roses

I did this piece when I had a 'play moment' feeling a week ago. 
I used acrylic on acrylic paper for this. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

a try on yupo

Last month I received a piece of yupo to try on from Renate. Finally today I got some time to sit down and tried my brush on it. I posted this piece here, although it is a trash, only to show how I managed to use watercolors on yupo for the first time. Since I didn't know how watercolors will react on it, I struggled somehow in finding the way to work with it. I observed that this yupo is not absorbent, the watercolors were just flowing on its surface when they were still wet, and it took longer to dry. As you can deduce from this image, I need more practice to be comfortable with this yupo. But I found it interesting and definitely I will try it again. Thank you again Renate for the yupo and for some information about it. Incidentally, the shop where I buy my art supplies is selling this yupo.