at last I have managed to spend an afternoon in the Den, and ......
I have managed to produce my first ever painting in acrylics. Actually my first ever painting! - and mixed media to boot!
Now I do not profess to being an artist by any means, and have always said I can't paint for toffee, (I was bloomin' useless at school, and I definitely can't draw!) but I decided to have a play to see what I could achieve.. (Well my pal bought me this lovely easel for my birthday, and I had to use it! Would have been rude not to!)
After initially painting the blue sky and the sea base with a paint brush, I then only used a palette knife, and in a couple of places a sponge!
|not too bad for a first ever attempt!|
I only used the Pebeo colours that I had, plus I mixed some green Pebeo vitrail glass paint, and green ceramic paint in with the white acrylic for the bushes and trees, and some of the hill effects.
|products I used|
I also had a little experiment with Cloud Clay and Pebeo mixed media . I stamped into the clay, then painted it with yellowand red glass paint. I then added some Fantasy paints and outlined it with gold outliner. When I went to lift it off my craft mat, it distorted slightly as it wasn't dry - but I rather liked the effect. Don't know what I am going to do with it yet - it was only an experiment - I might even cut the butterfly out.
|Mixed media butterfly|
Thanks for popping by, at least anything goes in the art world today! lol!