Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Playing with Acrylics

I usually paint in watercolor, but our painting group was using acrylics last night.  Here's what I did.  It was fun!

Our instructor primed the tops of cigar boxes with gesso and we played with acrylics.  I thought it was a clever idea - I never painted on a cigar box before! 

16 comments:

padmaja said...

I love this elegance in simplicity, beautiful Candy and what a cool idea!

Candy said...

Thank you, Padmaja! It really was a lot of fun. One guy in the class was going to line his cigar box with velvet when he went home. I thought that was cool, too!

Linda said...

How gorgeous! I love it! :)

Candy said...

Thank you, Linda!

Lucinda Keller said...

What a great idea! Wonderful job! Acrylics are tough ... the whole drying thing I have a hard time with. I am a blender!

Candy said...

Thanks, Lucinda! I usually use watercolors, so this was different for me. It was weird to use white paint instead of using the white of the paper, but it was cool to proceed with the knowledge that I could just paint over something if I didn't like it:)

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Hi Candy. What a great idea and your painting is beautiful. I can smell the salt air and now need a trip to the beach.

Candy said...

Thanks, Carol! Yeah, I haven't been to the beach in ages. I'd love to be in San Diego staying at Hotel del Coronado right now!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Si le thème n'est pas imposé, je vous soupçonne d'avoir envie de profiter de la plage, de la mer... J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère de votre dernière peinture. Une grande sérénité s'en dégage.

Gros bisous 🌺

Candy said...

Bonjour, Martine! Yes, I would love to go to a quiet beach right now! I do so enjoy traveling with you through your lovely photos!

Hugs & Kisses!

Wendy Barrett said...

You've done a lovely job with the cigar box Candy!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
I loved reading about how you feed hummingbirds. I had so hoped to see some on my recent visit to the U.S. but alas I wasn't in luck (I did see some fireflies though which was a thrill!). I will have to get back again someday - I miss it already!

Candy said...

Thanks, Wendy! I agree that fireflies are cool. I used to see them when I was a little girl in Wisconsin. I'm glad you had a good time in the U.S.!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Your colors are so relaxing and joyful.
Thank you Candy, you are always so attentive and supporting.

Candy said...

Thank you, Irina. I love your artwork!

Gunn said...

Nice art. The tulips are my favourites.

Candy said...

Thank you, Gunn! I just checked out your blog. Super photographs!