What I’ve been working on

Started painting my first canvas!! It’s 24″ x 18″ and I have been using my new golden liquid acrylics. I love how shiny the paints are if you use just them, but you can also reduce the shine by adding gesso. The first layer I did on the canvas didn’t turn out the way I had hoped it would, (I don’t have pictures of that) so using some gesso and green/gold paint, I covered it up. I tried practicing with a few different brushes and colors to see what I liked best, and what got closest to the look I wanted.

Then I went back and worked on the canvas.

Can you see the texture? I love that part!! I know it’s probably not a good idea but I have been running my hands over the canvas almost every time I walk by, I love the way it feels! And it’s not in an art museum or hanging in a gallery, so I can do that! lol This is close to what I wanted the background to look like, but I’m not sure yet if I’m going to leave it this way and work on the rest, or if I am going to add another layer before moving on. Eventually I think there will be some flowers, maybe even some buildings, should be fun 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


About kittyisnotamused

I am an eclectic crafter whose hobbies currently include knitting, crochet, making journals, cooking, and quilting, although I have also been addicted to jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, and many others. My passion for creating runs a wide gamut and jumps back and forth from new hobbies to old often. I live with my hubby and our 3 pets: 1 grown puppy with the attention span of a goldfish, and 2 lazy chubby kitties. Kitties who, despite my best efforts to gain their enthusiasm, show no interest in what I'm working on except to lay on whatever it is occasionally. The hubby's reactions are better, which is why he gets many handmade items and the kitties only a few, but his reactions are usually confused smiles and nods with "thats great sweety!" The dog shows the most enthusiasm but mostly that translates into her trying to snot and eat whatever I am showing to her... I suppose thats just life tho :) Thanks for stopping in, feel free to leave a comment!
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4 Responses to What I’ve been working on

  1. This IS really cool. Can’t wait to see how you finish it off. Funny thing about touching it…When I was little my mom took me to the big art gallery in toronto and she said she knew I would be an artist when I walked right up and touched an oil painting. Yikes! I remember i got in big trouble from a security guard. I say art is to be touched!

  2. zakryc says:

    I feel like you should call it “Another brick in the wall”. It has that kind of vibe to me.

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