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Old 05-28-2019, 08:51 AM   #1
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Adventures in Acrylic Painting

I started acrylic painting 4 months ago. Painting while listening to music is my favorite activity. I am learning as I go along. I watch a plethora of instructional videos and learn something new everyday. I paint to meditate and for fun and I thought that id share.

The top painting was my first creation 4 months ago. It was meant to be a study in blue shading.

The bottom painting is a view from space. It was a lot of fun to paint.

More to come as my skills evolve!






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what would you sell the top one for?
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very very nice, i love it.
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what would you sell the top one for?
I am pretty attached to that one. I am going to use it as a reference for future pieces.

If you are serious, I can make one very similar to it for $150. It would be on a 11x14" canvas and gloss varnished.
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I don't pay for commissioned/unfinished work, I'd have to see something before I'd know if I like it or not. Is that one 11x14 as well?

As for price I was thinking closer to $100 plus shipping might be possible for me, but I can't throw too much money away on art atm. I got a backlog of things I need to purchase for my guitar rig and home theater setups before I can throw more money at home decor.

The second one is nice, but I'm not a big fan of how the canvas texture comes forward so much, I like when the paint is thick and makes it's own texture. I bought some acrylic paints myself and construction paper but the things I was planning to paint might require more precision than I am willing to spend in effort atm. Basically I fucked up the initial pencil drawing that I was going to paint over and let the project stagnate a couple months.

I also had some sick drawings and paintings from highschool. My teacher bought me a portfolio for them but it appears someone stole it or it got left behind when moving. One of the paintings had glass beads that I made embedded into the acrylic.

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I don't pay for commissioned/unfinished work, I'd have to see something before I'd know if I like it or not. Is that one 11x14 as well?
That's completely understandable. I can recreate the top piece and if you don't care for it, you don't have to purchase the painting. Yes it's on a 11x14 canvas. I picked up twenty 11x14 canvases to practice on. I have a few left, then I am going to go bigger. These were merely for practice and for fun. I am flattered that you want to purchase my first painting.

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As for price I was thinking closer to $100 plus shipping might be possible for me, but I can't throw too much money away on art atm. I got a backlog of things I need to purchase for my guitar rig and home theater setups before I can throw more money at home decor.
I can agree on $100 for a painting. I'll do that if you like the clone of the top art.

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The second one is nice, but I'm not a big fan of how the canvas texture comes forward so much, I like when the paint is thick and makes it's own texture. I bought some acrylic paints myself and construction paper but the things I was planning to paint might require more precision than I am willing to spend in effort atm. Basically I fucked up the initial pencil drawing that I was going to paint over and let the project stagnate a couple months.
Yep, that's exactly what happened with the bottom painting...the paint dried and I went over it again and it left the texture underneath. I am learning from this. I did not sketch the bottom painting at all, I just painted it from my head. I sketched a previous painting in pencil first thinking that the paint would cover it up. It did not and I had to glob on a ton of paint to get rid of the lines underneath. I now loosely sketch with a piece of chalk for the outline.

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I also had some sick drawings and paintings from highschool. My teacher bought me a portfolio for them but it appears someone stole it or it got left behind when moving. One of the paintings had glass beads that I made embedded into the acrylic.
That really sucks! I had hundereds of drawings and colored sharpie pieces that I did in high school. Most of them classic rock album covers. They are all gone. I had given up drawing when I turned 18 and threw everything out because I thought they sucked. They didn't suck, I was just mad that my HS art teacher gave me a D in art class. It fucked with my head and I never thought that I would make art again. I sold my drafting table and tossed all of my art supplies in the garbage.

I want to create art that has not been done before. I am on the right path. I am pushing myself to attempt projects that I never thought possible. My current painting is going to have a chrome spaceship in it and I have read and watched many tutorials on how to paint reflective objects.
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Some experiments in fluid art (acrylic pouring).

Once I get dialed in with the mixture, I'll be happy!
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I'm making progress with the mixture. I'm almost happy with this one.

Once this dries I will lay down a coat of clear resin. I'll post a pic of it when it's epoxied (in 3-4 weeks).
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The color combos are great, super expressive. Nice work!
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"Eye Of The Universe" 11"x14"
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I've been channeling the universe when I paint
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I'm working on a huge 16"x20" top secret Tool themed mixed media painting. I'm 5 hours into it. I'll post pics when it's done!
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"Cosmic Wolf"

I've been painting 5-6 hours a day
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No title yet

If I could, I'd include a hit of LSD with every painting
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I've been spending a good 8 hours a day, the past month working on my art.
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I love how each one has a unique yet purely abstract theme. It's like music. They look fantastic.
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The color combos are great, super expressive. Nice work!
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I love how each one has a unique yet purely abstract theme. It's like music. They look fantastic.
Thanks very much!!

I feel that I have found my calling and it's incredibly invigorating. I have a plethora of ideas for future pieces. 3D mixed media is in the works. Stay tuned 💜
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All of my paintings will be coated in clear epoxy resin

Here is my "Under The Milky Way" painting coated in resin
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Ocean of Forgotten Dreams https://imgur.com/gallery/bx4NHn6



This is my favorite piece to date
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Damn, these are dope.
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Damn, these are dope.
Hey thanks Doofy!!
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