Friday, April 11, 2008

Laying It On Thick

Thanks to the advice of Lynn and Dragonfly, I salvaged my crap art by painting over it. I loved the textured effect so much that I just kept layering and layering and not always allowing one layer to dry before slapping on another.

I have read that some people don't like acrylics because the colors are so bright until you start blending, and at first I had the same criticism. But now I like the shocking colors and decided to go with them and see what they created. This is what I found (click on the picture for a larger view):

These canvases used to look like this.

11 comments:

dive said...

Cool! An impasto-fest!
I love the colours, Robyn.

Rich said...

How much for the one on the far left?

Mrs. G. said...

Now those would look great above the window in my kitchen. Beautiful all three.

DearestDragonfly said...

Wow! Wonderful 'dimension' in color and texture, Robyn. Your natural artistry shines through - truly in all you do.

Perhaps you could blog-auction these?

savannah said...

yes! i really like the texture and the aliveness they project. cool stuff, sugar! ;-)

Scout said...

Dive, thank you.

Rich, for you? 50¢

Mrs. G, I was thinking of kitcheny art, too. Maybe I'll do fruit next.

Dragonly, I don't think I'm ready to sell my experiments yet except to Rich for pocket change, but thanks for the idea.

Savannah, I like the word "aliveness." Maybe that's what these things should be called--a series name.

Rich said...

That's a bargain Robyn when can I swing by to pick her up?

lynn said...

Fantastic Robyn! Isn't it great to see that lovely texture. I love the middle one. I also liked how they were before, but these are more expressive.

lynn said...

Also don't forget you can continue the paint around the sides. Some people prefer not to frame them so it looks more finished to continue. Your choice anyway, just thought i'd mention. Oh and you haven't signed them. You must. Particularly if you are selling or giving away and also, i might say, considering the improvement you are achieving in leaps and bounds!! Sign.

Alifan said...

Well done Robyn, I had a rummage around in my artistic drawer.... so Dive if you want some acrylics, Mum found some in there, forgotten I had them.....I will have to stick to drawing as the painting does not come to me!!!!not like you Robyn.... keep it up....

By the way if you have time pop on my blog and read about my visit to the theatre to see "Cats" no doubt Dive will find many mistakes on grammer etc, but I knew our cats were human!!!!!!!!!!

Cheri said...

Holy Moly! Fantastic!!!