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One Brayer, Two Different Paintings

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IMG_3438Seascape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches

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Landscape – Mixed Media on Paper – 8×8 inches

I love using the brayer, but I never know how these paintings are going to turn out.  The top one came out the way I hoped, but the bottom one turned out different.  In any event, I always enjoy myself when making these paintings.  I also tend to get a bit messy.  Although I have a great love of color, I find these dark paintings somewhat soothing.  I used three colors: Mars Black, Indigo Blue, and Titanium White.  I also used acrylic white ink.

I might try these in some bright colors next time!

Busy

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Untitled – Acrylic on Paper – 12 x 12 inches

There is a lot going on here, I know.  I’m really enjoying playing with the brayer and seeing what happens.  I used Liquitex Muted Grey and a Titanium White.  The grey has a blue bias which really comes out when the white is added to it.  I like using the liquid paints with the roller as I really don’t need to use too much paint.  Hope you enjoy it!

Love

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img_3393Love – Acrylic on Paper – 9×12 inches

In honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to paint something with a theme, of sorts.  I used three colors here: Mars Black, Titanium White and a metallic blue.  Unfortunately the metallic blue doesn’t photograph well.  There is a bit of a shimmer in the blue I like that you can’t see here.  I am enjoying painting with the black paint and another color, especially blue.

I mentioned that I was having a bunch of paintings framed and I got them back this weekend.  I have them all on my dining room wall.  I think they look great.  However, I can’t photograph them due to massive glare.  I did not use anti-glare glass as it is expensive.  As it was, I spent over £200 on framing and mounting 16 paintings and mounting 2 paintings wrapped in cellophane.   As great as they all look, I can’t justify framing any more paintings at this time, only mounting them ready to be framed.  If I ever end up selling my work, it will be easier to ship if they are mounted only.  (It might happen one day.)  In the meantime, I will just carry on painting!