Monthly Archives: March 2011

Back home to watercolor but with an acrylic twist!

Persian Princess- Chilero
11×14
Acrylic on cradled board with canvas texture
FOR SALE

Loved working on this! Haven’t done a real watercolor in so long that I almost cried at the delight of watching the paint run all over and do it’s watercolor-ey thing!
To top that it’s actually acrylic and it’s cradled so it’s ready to hang! How awesome is that? 😀

I think I am going to be hooked to this kind of stuff 😉

Many thanks to Magnus Brath for her beautiful reference picture on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/magnusbrath/5339239070/in/set-72157625657550369/

I have been playing with oils last couple of months and just following some tutorials from http://www.painting-tutorials-online.com to get a feel of them.
It’s been fun and some struggle. It’s just a different way of thinking.
I think I am beginning to understand why people call watercolor the most difficult medium to master. The oils just stay put wherever you glob them, while watercolors are so alive.  
On the other hand, while watercolors have always come easy too me, I am having a learning curve with oils. “Can’t I just leave the while of the canvas to represent white in my painting, like I do in watercolor? Do I have to paste on the Titanium White…. ewwww………..”
“But oh, they are so deep and they just glow!!!”
Here are a few of my small attempts at this amazing medium. I really really want to do some plein airs with oils. Hopefully soon!

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Srishti Wilhelm Srishti Wilhelm is an award winning Impressionist artist who paints plein air paintings from life in oil and watercolor.