Monday, August 30, 2010

Spinning Out Of Control

8" x 8" Acrylic
So I went to my friend, Carlynne's, house on Friday for a one-on-one class in acrylics. I learned so much that my head was spinning when I left. Unfortunately for me, I spent a lot of time drooling over her magnificent abstract paintings. Unfortunate because I know I will never paint anything that even comes close to the beauty that is hers.
Anyway, after spending a fortune online, ordering lots of paints and brushes and whatever - I tried to come up with a painting out of my head. I can see that I will be needing a LOT of practice in this medium! But, you know, that's ok. Rome wasn't built in a day. So now it's a lot like learning to paint with watercolor - one day at a time!
It's taken me a very long time to be comfortable with my style of watercolor painting, so I'm sure that the same will be true with acrylics. I post this beginning, just as I have all my other painting practices - and someday, I will look back and be amazed at my progress. Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Barbra Joan said...

Oh Nancy you are doing great for your start with acrylics. I admire that you take these steps. I'm just going backwards I think...

AutumnLeaves said...

Looking down on a stack of balls! What a cool concept! I think it is a fabulous start!