Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Painting..my first attempt

Here are my first few attempts at painting on canvas, all 5x5 inches using acrylic. The first two are based on the sea, the second a more abstract piece. I had the idea for the third while at the Bristol Balloon Festival last weekend.

I put a base coat on in deep blue or purple, then covered the canvases in imitation gold and silver leaf to give a shine and vibrance under the paint. I am really enjoying working like this, it gives amazing results.  i have also used metal leaf lacquer over the top of the finished painting to give a rich shine to the canvas. I would love to know what people think of them.

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