Day 15 – Impressionistic color studies

15/100 I finished up my exercises from my acrylic class. These are a great improvement from my first ones! I am pretty happy with them. Now I want to apply what I’ve learned and make things a bit more whimsical! I think I’m definitely becoming a fan of acrylic as I get the hang of it and my brushwork loosens up a bit!

Day 12 – Giant Pacific octopus

This was another project I did for my weekend art class. I’m trying out a more painterly style that I’ve been wanting to experiment with. The challenge was to paint on a dark canvas (it’s a deep purple background) and stick to a limited palette to practice mixing.

This one is only quinacridone crimson, ultramarine blue (red shade), and cadmium yellow light – plus some white – with the exception of the pink Posca pen I used to sign it!

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