Here are two paintings I just completed, you are the first to see them. Both are done with acrylic and they took several days to complete. I would appreciate any comments you care to make.
The tropical scene was fun and so I thought I might try something else ocean related. That was the sailing ship. Its done is an 18th century style as an experiment.
If I had used oils I think they might have turned out better, but acrylics are good practice because they are fast drying. I tried to take good pictures, but using inside lighting not all the colors came out as you would see them in person. But, you get the idea…eh, close enough for now.
Again, all comments, good or bad are welcome, its helps me learn. If you double click on the pictures they will be shown larger.
I see a technique developing.
LOL Jack, you must be doing something right because my only, quick look, criticism is the framing…yeowee!
May I recommend a black frame (Or dark brown – Palms) with a pale sea green matte? (I realize these aren’t real frames.)
All kidding aside, you are really coming along. I like both of them.
Thanks Pie, I feel more comfortable trying basic landscapes and seascapes, the later being the hardest by far for me. And its all about technique, knowing certain formulas for making a painting more realistic. Would have been nice to go to an art school decades ago, but now it’s just therapeutic and that’s ok too.
I passionately disagree with your stance on acrylic!
Just kidding. Looks nice. I especially like the second one.
Thanks for commenting everyone, Pie, Tina, Chris, just feel free to criticize if you see something wrong, perspective, shading, etc. It all helps the learning curve.
Jack here’s a thought. Take a fresh look at the water line in the Palm tree painting. I realize the area is quite small but wouldn’t we see some sea foam and a less strait line?
Also, what is the object in the lower left?