Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mom's Request


8" X 10" on Gesso Board


For those of you who know me and have seen my art before, you know that this is not something I would normally create but my mother just remodeled her bathroom and wanted a painting to match her new surroundings. She wanted the foreground, or I should say the central motif, to be a sunflower placed on top of a lavender background. My mother knows me well because she specifically asked me not to go crazy and keep it simple. I tried my best to divert from my usual style but the background still came out chaotic. I love you mom. Happy Mother's Day!


I don't do much painting, on canvas and/or other art materials anyway, so this was a treat for me. I really enjoyed trying to make the pedals have a three-dimensional look by the continuous layering of paint. In retrospect, I wish I had regular acrylics to achieve this more efficiently but the only yellow I had was my leather acrylic paints I use to create sneakers. Don't get me wrong. These paints are great, but the problem with this paint is that they are very liquefied. They are like 'ink acrylics' which make them very easy to flatten out on leather but when you are trying to create a texture, they are no bueno. Note to self: Buy a tube of yellow acrylic.

2 comments:

Natalie Farrell said...

That's my gesso canvas, btw. Huhu, but in all seriousness it is a beautiful painting.

Natalie Farrell said...

Edit: Note to self: Buy a tube of yellow acrylic, and my OWN gesso canvases.

;)

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