Sunday, July 5, 2015


I spend a lot of time reading and looking through the Acrylic Artist magazine when it comes.  There are always some interesting things in there that make me want to try them.  I don't know if that's because I'm a beginner when it comes to acrylic painting, or if it just seems fun to play around with acrylics in this way.  

This month's issue had a feature on Jean Pederson painting in acrylic and using lots of texture - what's not to like about that?  So I had to go down to my little art room and pick out a Fredrix Watercolor Canvas and begin making marks and texture on it using a variety of tools. (Look at all the tools Ms. Pederson used in her demo in the magazine - lower left of the article.)

This canvas was one I'd gessoed over because the painting on it didn't work, so I had a nice clean foundation on which to start.

Now, I had nothing in mind but making marks and playing with texture in acrylics when I began...but sometimes things arrive after you've been doing some work and you see what might be the subject matter or shapes (if working in abstracts).  

Here are the first steps, 
putting down lots of texture (made from various tools and colors) 
before painting on it as the mood dictates.  


Tinna Sjoeberg said...

I like it so far, can't wait
to see how it turns out later.
And later :D

Have a beautiful Sunday!
Tinna ✐

Sadami said...

Very interesting, Rhonda! I look forward to following posts. Cheers, Sadami

E.M. Corsa said...

It is already gorgeous in the first steps. Can't wait to see what comes next. I painted in acrylics many years ago, very impressionistic work. Interesting how we change as the years progress.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Tinna, Sadami and Elizabeth! I will never stop loving watercolors, but it is fun and a good learning experiment to try new things and see how you can incorporate them (or not) into what you already know and love.

CrimsonLeaves said...

How beautiful, Rhonda!! What mood were you in? LoL I need some of it!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

ooh lovely colours :D

RH Carpenter said...

Sherry, thanks, not sure what mood I was in - just playing and experimenting and not thinking too much! ha ha

Thanks, Jennifer Rose. I can't promise they won't all change, though!! ha ha