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"Yankee Station, 1967" 12X16 Acrylic

Started by Jan Michael "Mike" Price in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by John Redfern 1 hour ago. 6 Replies

This is a 12X16 acrylic based on a reference photo, used with permission.  I call it "Yankee Station, 1967".  A Navy vet looking at this will understand.  During stand-down times, we would often gather on decks and muse about home, girl friends, and…Continue

Tags: Seascape

Brave new world and red roses too

Started by Bonnie Megowan in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari yesterday. 5 Replies

I paint for fun and forge ahead much further than my abilities. Just got some starter paints in December and paint one or two paintings a month. I like them but the reaction of friends and family tell me maybe I should learn more. This is the view…Continue

Tags: Roses

Learning to paint depth.

Started by Julie Hayes in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Julie Hayes 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

I'm very new at Acrylics, and need some criticism. Is my back ground to light? I was trying to paint morning sunlight and mist from the right, but it doesn't work. Maybe I should paint that out and just add bright sunlight. Should my shadows be a…Continue

Through the Trees - Should I Darken the Evergreens?

Started by Diane Thomas in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Diane Thomas on Friday. 11 Replies

Hi everyone! I have one question. I was wondering whether I should darken my evergreens. I would still have highlights, but just make the overall trees darker to create more depth.I am also not crazy about the smaller tree towards the center, maybe…Continue

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Cadmiums and Cadmium Hues

Posted by Charles Eisener on July 10, 2016 at 8:14pm 0 Comments

This also came up in Paul's post and I don't recall doing an update.  In early 2015 The jury was still out regards the future availability of cadmium based pigments.  There was a formal proposal in Europe that would have completely…


Muddy colours

Posted by Charles Eisener on July 9, 2016 at 11:36am 0 Comments

Once upon a time, when acrylics were relatively new to artists, we had problems mixing our colours.  Not only was there this strange colour shift as the paint dried, but our mixes got muddy (as in Yuk!) very quickly.

Reference to this can…


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