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 🙂
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