Tag Archives: Seascapes

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!

Making Changes

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Still life with pears – Acrylic on Canvas – 20 x 20

I wasn’t really happy with this painting I made a couple of years ago (2014), so I made it into this:

img_3281Seascape – Mixed Media on Canvas – 8 x 8 inches

I painted over the old painting with gesso.  I have to say that I was having real trouble with this painting.  I can’t tell you how many layers of paint are on here!  It wasn’t working at all so I put it aside.  And then, it just worked.  I used a Phthalo Blue glaze from my previous painting and used Cadmium Orange and Alizarin Crimson straight onto the canvas.  The sky was looking a bit too perfect, so I lifted some off with paper and transferred some of the lifted paint onto the sea and violá, I was done!  Here is a close-up:

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