The last postmentioned how I like to paint a lot of different subjects. I also enjoy playing around with different mediums and techniques. Watercolor, pastel, acrylic paint, and acrylic monotypes are all interesting to me, and I like to use them in their usual manner, but I also like to experiment and try new ways of adapting them to the surfaces I prefer.
This week I worked on some monotype landscapes, then once they were dry I added more acrylic paint to finish them off, using a palette knife or brush. This was similar to painting a series, since I was repeating colors and some landscape elements along with keeping them all in a horizontal format. When I print the monotypes, I have to work quickly before the acrylic paint dries on my gel plate, so I wasn’t able to photograph any of the process. I was able to finish 9 paintings which are now all available to purchase. Below are a few of the finished pieces—you can see how similar some of them are to one another, yet also how they differ.
Late Winter Sky Light Acrylic on paper 8×10 inches $35 + $10 shipping and handling
Tranquil Sky Acrylic on paper 8×10 inches
Prairie Storm Acrylic on paper 8×10 inches $35 + $10 shipping and handling
Turbulent Terrain Acrylic on paper 8×10 inches $35 + $10 shipping and handling Sold
Dawn’s Early Light Acrylic on paper 8×10 inches $35 + $10 shipping and handling Sold
Peaceful Morning Acrylic on paper 8×10 inches $35 + $10 shipping and handling
All of these paintings were a joy to create, however, I truly struggled with coming up with their titles! Is that ever a problem with you or do titles come easy for you? Thanks for visiting!
Cool! I haven’t done anything like that for a long time. Forgot what fun it was! Thanks for sharing. I no longer have the gear and the space but it was fun to see your results! Honor
Thanks Honor – Not a lot of space needed – aside from the floor space as a drying “rack” — just a studio table for the gel press and paint palette, then whatever floor space you can borrow ’til they’re dry :).