Sunday, October 5, 2014

playing with acrylics

It's interesting how other media and even scrapbooking inspiration influence my perceiving the word around me. It was through my digital designing that I came to realization that I need to expand my skills. 
I needed realistically looking artistic elements and papers that would make you want to touch the screen of your monitor and feel the texture.
That's when I pulled out my old art supplies and started creating tangible creations.
I'm taking several lessons in acrylic medium at the same time, something like an intensive course. I feel like I'm absorbing the knowledge and tricks of trade not only visually, probably also through the pores of my skin!  :-) 
My art stash keeps growing and threatens to take over my office. I think my husband used words like "drown" and "obsession" but I don't remember exactly, my ears are usually shut when I'm painting.

Not afraid to try

Here are some of my "classwork" pieces from workshops by Julie Pritchard and Chis Cozen. Not everything that is given to me as an assignment is entirely my style but I like learning new things and expanding my creative possibilities. There are still pieces of me. :-)

lots of interesting blending for Layer Love 2 class

12" x 12", acrylic on gesso panel

and using metallic colors (which I love very much) in Mucho Metallics workshop
(employing a lot of layering, dripping, scraping and lifting)

12" x 16", acrylic on canvas

All this playing will of course bears fruit: new digital products can be expected from me,  made from my art  :-)

Never stop playing.
  1. You did that Romy ? that's beautiful !
    you have to continue !

  2. I plan to!! :-) thanks for your words, France!!