Micki Jerry
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  • La Grange, KY
  • United States

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Reflection help needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Micki Jerry Aug 2. 9 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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Deborah Alavosius commented on Micki Jerry's photo


"A lovely painting Micki and congratulations on the show."
Sep 9
Micki Jerry commented on Wanda McDonald's photo

Mist in the fields - Fire in the Sky

"This is amazing...wow...everything is glowing! Please tell me what brand of super soft pastels you use. I have come close to investing, I am gathering research. This is one of my favorites on this site."
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Lotus blossom

"Wenda, Monet would approve. Very nice. Love your flower petals."
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Andreas Fournaris's photo

Still life - Oranges

"This really pops. Nice use of color and composition. I love it!"
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Art's photo

Old wooden fence

"I would call it "Beware of Dog" love it!"
Sep 6
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Floating Free

"I so love your beautiful turtle. Very true to life and mysterious at the same time. "
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Wenda Spooner's photo

Quiet valley

"Wenda, This is a beautiful painting. I cannot see one thing I would change. It is one of those that puts one in a good mood. Thanks for that!"
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Rahim Mohammadzadeh's photo


"I really love this. Nice brush work. "
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Rahim Mohammadzadeh's photo


"Beautifully done, Rahim. Very true colors and textures. "
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Elizabeth Amanda Elgin's photo


"I see matte, shiny, warm beautiful poms. I love intense light still-life paintings. Very well done."
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Art's photo


"Art, I love undersea life. This is really beautifully fun. "
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Susan G.'s photo

Colin and Lauren

"This is so sweet. Pure joy on her face getting some love from her big brother. I love your loose brushwork on the background. Nice. "
Sep 6
Micki Jerry commented on Sarah Irland's photo

Adirondack Dawn

"Sarah, I just love this. Your palette is so soft and nice. Love your sunbeams. This almost looks like pencil or chalk. So soft. "
Sep 6
Karen Ilari commented on Micki Jerry's photo


"Ooh! love it! I love the way you have her positioned, just off center. Nice variation of color in the white feathers, nice loose mysterious background. Well done!"
Sep 6
Wenda Spooner commented on Micki Jerry's photo


"you did a wonderful job on the bird and the plant life! good luck with the show :) how exciting!"
Sep 5
Sarah Irland commented on Micki Jerry's photo


"This is lovely, Micki - a striking image.  I love the soft colors in the egret.  Good luck with the show."
Sep 4

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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