Micki Jerry
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Reflection help needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Oct 12. 12 Replies

16x20 Acrylic on canvas. I went out on a limb this weekend and started a painting that was really going to challenge me, and it did. First of all, I love detail, light, and shadow. I have a tendency…Continue

Mediums, Canvas, Board, Paper...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Micki Jerry Jul 8. 5 Replies

I began painting 2 years ago. I watched a tutorial on YouTube and went to Michael's and stocked up.  I have not ventured beyond acrylic on canvas. I notice so many people painting on different…Continue

Reference photo critique

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Ilari Jun 20. 6 Replies

A friend of mine shared this photo she took on Instagram. It caught my eye. Lighting, reflections, textures etc. There is something about the composition that is off to me; does it lack a focal…Continue

Painting Posture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Jun 17. 10 Replies

I am curious...Do you paint on an easel, drafting type table or table? Most of the classes I have been exposed to begin with an easel. I am in the habit of having my reference photo on a table with…Continue

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Ken Dinneen commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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Blue Boat

"ditto to what everyone else said.  Awesome!"
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Jay Ryan commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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Blue Boat

"Wow, that is beautiful. The light effects on the water are great."
Tuesday
Deborah Alavosius commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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Blue Boat

"Very very nice Micki, great color and the reflections are wonderful!!"
Monday
Ian Greig commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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Blue Boat

"Very nice MickI,  the colors and reflections are great. I know what you mean when you are glad to move on. I am in a similar position at the the moment.battling with some bougainvillea flowers."
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Micki Jerry commented on Deborah Alavosius's photo
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Summer Evening

"Beautiful painting. I love all of the colors you have in the water. Very realistic."
Oct 15
Micki Jerry commented on Ken Dinneen's photo
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At The Lake

"Your person actually looks like a person. Nice."
Oct 15
Micki Jerry replied to Claire H.'s discussion Help with Lavender Field
"Hey Claire. I love your painting. I love your dancing flowers in the foreground. Welcome!"
Oct 15
Wenda Spooner commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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Blue Boat

"what an amazingly different painting, than the first draft you showed us. though i did like the startling one. this is very well done my friend! what an accomplished feeling you must have :)"
Oct 12
Wenda Spooner replied to Micki Jerry's discussion Reflection help needed
"wow Micki! what a gorgeous painting!  i love it! the background is so well done, the water is great, really nice job on the boat. the flower vines hanging on the wall are beautiful. you should be very pleased with this painting.  :) …"
Oct 12
Sarah Irland commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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"Micki, this came out so well - it is beautiful! Boat, water, reflections, distant building -all well done! I hear that you are ready to move on, but this painting is one to be proud of."
Oct 12
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Blue Boat

16x20 Acrylic on Canvas. The first attempt at this painting was put in the critiques area of this page. Grateful for the comments. Repainted most of the elements many many times. Glad to move on to a nice floral subject! :-)
Oct 12
Micki Jerry commented on Wanda McDonald's photo
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Samples in Pastel

"Great medium for you. Such nice work."
Oct 12
Micki Jerry replied to Micki Jerry's discussion Reflection help needed
"So, two months later and over 40 hours into this painting it turned out to be something I had not planned. My goal was to learn to paint reflections in water. The boat was very frustrating, so it was repainted, then repainted again. In doing so it…"
Oct 12
Micki Jerry replied to Micki Jerry's discussion Reflection help needed
Oct 12
Deborah Alavosius commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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Baa

"OMG! I love this guy!"
Aug 5
Deborah Alavosius commented on Micki Jerry's photo
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The baby's bird

"Beautiful painting Micki!"
Aug 5

Profile Information

How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Picked up a brush 2 years ago for the first time since high school. Online learning has opened up a new world for me. I have recently moved to Phoenix and want to start painting regularly again. I am enjoying the work being shared here and the positive environment.
What other mediums have you used?
Acrylics have been my only medium since I started in 2015. I am hoping to try oils soon. I love the look of pastels, just not ready to venture too far right now.
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Learning balance and perspective in landscape painting. Trying to work with different "styles" to develop my own. I love still life painting and the use of light. I feel a call to paint people and I am terrified!
Where did you learn about this website?
Found it online...so glad I did.

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At 9:00am on June 17, 2017, Wanda McDonald said…

Thanks for your recent comments Micki. I did the falling snow on the cabin in snow painting by using fluid white acrylic paint and a toothbrush. The size of the oil painting is only 9" x 12". Cheers, Wanda

At 7:29pm on June 14, 2017, Deborah Alavosius said…

Thanks for the friend request Micki.  Welcome to the site.  I am really enjoying viewing your art work.

At 10:06am on June 14, 2017, Wanda McDonald said…

Welcome to Karen's site Micki and thank you for your lovely comments on my work. I have been very remiss on working in acrylic lately, but for the past few years it has been my favourite medium and I will continue painting with acrylics...I especially like doing mixed media acrylic painting. 

As to your question about "...am I new to pastel..." Yes, I am. I tried doing a couple of paintings a few years back from lessons, but I had inexpensive hard pastels to work with and found them so chalky and dusty. Then about a month or so ago I tried again, but this time I purchased some softer professional pastels (unfortunately they are very expensive for us Canadians...I think they are much cheaper in the U.S.) I purchased mine through Amazon.ca even though they came from England and were made in Holland and France. Anyway I am thrilled with them and totally love working in this medium. If you do decide to try this medium I suggest watching lots of soft pastel videos. That's where I learned how to use them. Karen Margulis, Bethany Fields, Lindy Whitton and Monet Cafe are great ones to learn from.

As for acrylics Karen Ilair is a wonderful teacher, very gracious in sharing her knowledge and you should really watch her videos. I've learned a lot from her wonderful acrylic painting site.

Cheers, Wanda

At 7:55pm on June 7, 2015, Karen Ilari said…

Welcome Micki!

Let me know if you have any questions or I can help in any way. Also please feel free to start a discussion in the "Discussions and Critique" tab if you would like comments and help with your paintings! We'd love to hear your comments on other people's discussions as well. Just jump right in :)

 
 
 

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