Realistic Apple


Realistic Apple, acrylic on canvas paper 8×8

This is what you do in art school all the time ! Still art!

This is done with limited palette and acrylic polymer and lots and lots of layers. You work light to dark and the first 30 layers it looks like crap. But keep going and you eventually end up with an apple!

love the Rubine red


Pop Art


Pop Art Pumpkin, acrylic on Canvas paper 8 x 8

i hated this project. I don’t like pop art and I can’t paint purple pumpkins.

Still Life, Acrylic painting

Manets  Pears, Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″

This was another class assignment to reproduce mayonnaise paintings of pairs in a monochrome color. You could choose between black or burnt umber. I kind of liked the greys so I chose black. 

I am new to acrylic painting so using mediums is very difficult for me coming from an oils world. How are pellet consists of black and white acrylic colours I have a medium and a light or medium for extending the colours. We also got to try out and extender which made all the difference in the world for having a nice black background. 

I got 100% on this and I’m pretty happy with it I don’t really have any skills with using a brush so I just worked out at meticulously until I got it to look what I thought the original painting looked like. 

Lino block printing


This is my attempt at Lino printing, where you carve into a rubber like plate. I did an eagle at first, but realized that the theme was Face in Space. I just drew whatever came to mind, no reference.

not my favourite medium, but it’s a first attempt. I couldn’t get the eyes right, which I pretty well destroyed so I used a pyrography tool and burned it.

The original name was “Wood Nymph with Conjunctivitis ” lol


Still life

This is our setup for still life drawings. I don’t have a photo of my final assignment, but will post later. It is really hard to draw from life!

We must use a method called sfumato… a smokey, hazy border rather than harsh lines. I haven’t mastered it yet, but you need a very light pencil to start it.

First fine art drawing

img_7862Egg, graphite pencil on Canson drawing paperMy first assignment is to draw an egg from life. Very different and challenging than from a photo! I got an 8/10 for this and that’s fine with me! My shadow wasn’t quite dark enough.

You start with an H pencil, then 2B then finally a 6B. No fingers or paper stubs allowed!

Yes, I cheat with a battery eraser 🙂