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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Finished Coffee Mug

Well, I finished it, but it's a wreck. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

acrylics, ink

6 comments:

Lapoynte said...

I like them both.

Greg Ashby said...

I like it. So? How do you like acrylics? I find them fascinating, I paint in little um,,, painting tasks for lack of better word THen when It dries in an hour or less, you can redo that task if it wasn't right or move on to the next task

Jim Bumgarner said...

I don't know if I like them yet, or not, Greg. What I have discovered just lately though is that if I put the paint on a little thicker than I want, then I can use a basically dry brush to lift prior to letting it dry, and this gives some lighting effects - cast shadows, rounded edges, etc., but it's really hard to control. There isn't any of that in this cup. I was playing with that technique on some of Modigs I was/am doing.

Laura G said...

Hi Jim, I've done a good many paintings layered on top of each other, and then regretted that I didn't just start another one rather than changing the one I already had. A workshop teacher advised, a painting is finished about an hour before you actually do stop. Sometimes the freshness of loose edges is actually more appealing, than the tidied up efforts that come at the end. And if you have a lot of paper, multiple studies of the same thing are fun to express. Some with soft edges, some with hard line edges. We learn most through doing studies and there is a connectivity to the work. You get the idea. ;-)

Laura G said...

anyhoo that's my two cents and some of what I've learned from various teachers over a few years. Sometimes hearing it again helps too. And seeing myself express it in writing, helps me immensely also.

Jim Bumgarner said...

And I really appreciate hearing it as well, Laura. Thank you! Now, back to my tighly squeezed paint brush handle...lol