Saturday, August 22, 2009

More mirrors

Have done several more mirrors. I just enjoy the oils more than the acrylics because the color you put down is the color you get after it dries. Plus, I can be bold or subtle more easily. You can see the range here from bright Monet gardens to Van Gogh's Starry Night. Two others are subtle waterlilies based on Monet.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Mirrors

Still in a crafts mode with the fast drying water soluble oils. Here are two more mirrors, one a Van Gogh and the other a Monet.

My part time job keeps being extended so haven't begun any new large projects and the crafts work keeps me painting in the meantime.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New craft mirrors

I'm slowly getting ready for some possible craft fairs by working on a few new "Monet" mirrors. I do mainly water lily designs in acrylic however wanted to try a few in other media. These two are in wax (the brighter one, and oils. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Wax is harder to blend and do subtle colors due to the limited palette I have without investing in more colors. Oils dry more slowly but give the richness I like. Both are though good alternatives to the acrylic which tends to dry too fast and much darker so colors are more difficult to control.