Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Still Painting



I did some more last night, in acrylics this time. I've never painted with acrylics before (apart from in a splodging it on kind of way or solid blocks of colour) so (although I know these are no masterpieces) I'm quite pleased with how well they've turned out. Again I would welcome any advice or constructive criticism as I would like to improve.

8 comments:

MARGARET FIELD said...

Love the top picture Sian. Really lovely piece of work.
constructive criticism, the only thing i can see, is the reflection of the mountains. I'm no bloomin expert, but, when i paint a reflection, i use the same colour paint as in the mountains, but water it down, so it becomes more transluscent, just like water is in real life.
But like i said, you are definitely progressing with each painting. Keep it up girl, you are definitely getting there.

Maureen said...

Love the top picture Sian - colours are gorgeous - maureen x

Angie said...

Well done Sian, i love the vibarancy of the top one, and the quiet stillness of the other one.

Artyfax said...

great works . Have to agree with MArgaret on number 1, reflections should be a couple of tones lower at least than the object.

The lower painting shows a good sense of perspective and a very lively application of paint to achieve the feeling of fast flowing water - I don't feel the stillness referred to above at all

Jinny said...

Lovely paintings Sian-esp love the first one as that my kinda thang-give yourself a pat on the back and keep up the good work x

Sian said...

Thanks for your comments everyone. I've never done any "proper" painting with acrylics before so am a complete novice. I totally agree about the reflection. I've taken all comments on board and will hopefully be able to improve! I'm hoping to get some more done very soon.

MARGARET FIELD said...

can't wait to see the next painting sian. xx

duckface said...

both awesome paintings just the right size to ease yourself into it LOL