Friday, February 20, 2009

Acrylics


Yesterday, I was waiting for an appointment and I was suddenly inspired by the art in the reception area, there were 4 different paintings approx. 18"x18" done with acrylics and I loved the technique of wide, bold brushstrokes with the colors marking the overall design, so I decided to play with this a bit today. I ended up with 7 cards I owe from 2 trades over at ATCs for All and I had quite an interesting morning. I ended up adding some black outlines to some of the cards (hearts are a personal favorite of mine), but the ones I did following the original inspiration -the eye and the calla lily- are definitely my favorites.
I know by now you are just green with envy over my most luxurious and elegant palette, but to tell you the truth I find that's practically impossible for me to keep a palette for acrylics or oils in good condition. I just don't have enough patience to spend my time rubbing old painting away and have lost a couple of actually good palettes in the process, so I have resorted to keeping a stash of plastic plates ( I usually rescue a couple of cake plates from family reunions, wash them and stash them).
You can get a closer look to the ATCs in my Flickr, but beware...they did not scan well at all :(

11 comments:

Daily Dose of Two Scoops said...

Very cool, I like.

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I love all of them! They'd make a cool collage on the wall.

Anne said...

Thanks for mentioning ATCs for All. I hadn't heard of them before! :-)

Anne said...

These ATCs are beautiful!

Jenn Klee said...

Well Anne, come on by and join us :) I can assure you there's not a friendlier place around.

Leslie said...

Beautiful colors Jenn! I love your cards. Cheap plastic summer picinic plates make great palets. Where can I go to look at ATCs for all?

Jenn Klee said...

Hey Leslie,just click on the link in my sidebar, it's under "My Favorite Sites"

Leslie said...

Thanks, I'm on my way to check it out!

Estivalia said...

they're all wonderful but my favourite is the cala lilly! :)

SeekingForArt said...

Where have you been lately! Lovely work, I'm a fool for ATCs.

Vania said...

Love the vivid colours in your paintings, great blog happening here, cheers :)

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